13 Nov 2015

Sport: Guam footballers fail to make chances pay

11:50 am on 13 November 2015

Guam are ruing a host of missed chances after losing 1-0 to India in their latest Football World Cup qualifying match in Bangalore.

The Matao had two goals disallowed with Robin Singh scoring in the tenth minute for the home side, who held on for victory after Sehnaj Singh was sent off late in the first half.

Guam have now failed to score in four successive qualifying games and are four points adrift of Group D leaders Iran in the second round of Asian qualifying, having played one extra match.

Guam football coach Gary White.

Guam football coach Gary White. Photo: Guam Football Association

Head coach Gary White says his team dominated the game but couldn't convert their opportunities.

"We created seven or eight clear goal-scoring opportunities, which we haven't done in the last two or three games, which is a positive side of it for sure. [We] totally dominated the game and then the goal that came from India was a half chance really, which we didn't deal with very well. The lad he scored a wonder goal, which really have the goalkeeper not much chance, so that's the difference between the two teams. We had much simpler opportunities to put away, which we just didn't".

Guam host Iran in their penultimate qualifying match on Tuesday, with their final match away to Oman not until March next year.

The top team in each group and four best runners-up advance to the next qualifying round and also qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup.

The next best 24 teams will playoff for the remaining 12 Asian Cup berths.