India's 0-1 loss to Oman at the Central Republican Stadium shattered their slim chances of making it through to the next round of World Cup qualifiers. However, was the end result a harsh reflection of the game as Oman were handed a rather controversial goal in the 33rd minute? Did the match officials make a dreadful mistake which ultimately cost India a crucial point in Oman on Tuesday night?
Without a shred of bias, yes. Oman forward Muhsen Al-Ghassani is clearly in an offside position as Mohsin Johar feeds him with the all-crucial final pass. People think the match officials committed a major blunder in a match as important as this and FIFA officials ought to inspect this incident closely in order to prevent future controversies. Muhsen Al-Ghassani's goal proved to be the deciding factor as Oman edged past Sunil Chhetri and Co. in front of the home fans.
2015: India denied a point against Oman in a World Cup qualifier due to an offside call.— Rohith Nair (@RohithNair) November 19, 2019
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