9 Sep 2015

Sport: Guam footballers back on track after nil-all draw

11:56 am on 9 September 2015

Guam's impressive run in Football World Cup qualifying continued as they held Oman to a goalless draw last night.

Both teams had chances to win the match but were unable to convert at the National Training Centre.

Guam football coach Gary White with some of his players.

Guam football coach Gary White with some of his players. Photo: Facebook / Guam football Association

The match was screened live by the Asian Football Confederation and after two wins and a draw from their opening four matches, Guam coach Gary White says the team is starting to get the respect it deserves.

He says on paper the result shouldn't be close but the US territory, ranked 146th in the world, continues to punch above its weight.

"It's like a small village in Oman just tied with the national team - that gives you an idea of the difference in terms of size and population and resources. We're working on a bare minimum and we're getting results and it's down to being very well coached and very well organised, but also the players buying into exactly what we're doing and working their socks off and we're working with the resources we've got the best way we can".

Iran's 3-0 victory in India put them top of Group D on goal difference, with Guam and Oman also on seven points.

Guam have played one extra match - their next qualifier is away to Turkmenistan next month.