In a heartbreaking defeat, India lost to Oman in their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualification opener. Sunil Chhetri scored for the hosts, while Rabia Alawi Al Mandhar scored a brace for the visitors in Guwahati's Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. Catch the highlights of IND Vs OMA here.
India, ranked 103-ranked in the world, begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign on Thursday at what is expected to be a packed Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati and the star striker Sunil Chhetri is determined to lead by example
Iran has barred Iranian women spectators at matches since the 1979 Islamic revolution, with clerics arguing they must be protected from the masculine atmosphere and sight of semi-clad men. But come October, Tehran's Azadi stadium will witness a new revolution
The news comes after Europe's top football clubs said in March that they would boycott an expanded 24-team Club World Cup -- also backed by Gianni Infantino -- which is planned to take place in June and July 2021, replacing the Confederations Cup tournament
Any move to accept Iran's offer would provide a major boost for the Islamic Republic at a time when the US is trying to isolate the country internationally, but it could also prove controversial in the Gulf.