12 Nov 2015

Sport: Crunch time for Guam football hopes

12:17 pm on 12 November 2015

Guam's hopes of extending their Football World Cup qualifying campaign face a major juncture tomorrow morning with a vital away clash in India.

The Matao are tied for third in Group D in the second round of Asian qualifying, four points behind group leaders Oman.

Guam football coach Gary White speaks to his team.

Guam in training. Photo: Guam Football Association

After winning their first two qualifying matches in June, Guam have managed just one point and failed to score in their last three matches.

Guam football coach Gary White.

Guam football coach Gary White. Photo: Guam Football Association

They're also yet to earn a point away from home and manager Gary White says maximum points in Bangalore are crucial to keep alive their goal of a top two finish in the group.

"This will be a massive game for us and it's necessary to get all three points in that game I think for us to continue with the dream of qualification for the World Cup and the Asian Cup. It's been a very very positive campaign so far but we definitely need to get back on the winning road and get over this little stutter that we've gone through in Turkmenistan".

A win could see Guam climb to second place dependant on the result of tomorrow's other clash between Iran and Turkmenistan.