9 Oct 2015

Sport: Guam footballers target return to top spot

12:28 pm on 9 October 2015

Guam is targeting a return to top spot in their Football World Cup qualifying group.

Oman held Group D leaders Iran to a 1-1 draw in Muscat this morning, moving both teams one point clear of the Matao at the halfway stage in Round 2 of Asian qualifying.

Turkmenistan beat India 2-1 in the other match and Guam coach Gary White says his entire squad was glued to the results as they came in.

"The Oman score is a bit of a surprise but you've got to give all credit to Oman for doing that and it gives us a lot of confidence, because we just played them and tied them as well, so the players are feeling a little bit confident about that. It just goes to show that the Iran game was really down to experience and getting used to playing in that environment and I think these experiences will only help us on the second set of games. Turkmenistan beating India, it looks like India put up a good fight so we're hopign that Turkmenistan will at least feel that when they play us - we want to come in there fresh and ready to go. The goal now is go back on top of the group with a win against Turkmenistan".

The Guam team has spent the week at a training camp in Qatar and leaves for Turkmenistan on Sunday.

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