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Guam vs India will not be aired live for Indian audiences

Faizan Qadiri
ANALYST
Modified 15 Jun 2015
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The Indian National team training in Guam

Indian football fans will not be able to see the World Cup Qualifier against Guam live as no channel has the rights for the match as of now. India's fighting loss to Oman in the first match of the World Cup Qualifier gathered a lot of interest with almost 20000 people watching the match live at the Kanteevra stadium and many more at home.

Sony Six who showed the first match live on the 11th will not be broadcasting the second match live.

According to first post, Sony did not have the rights to this game. A Sony official was quoted saying,"We won't be showing the Guam match live because even though we have most of the rights of FIFA tournaments, our deal does not cover this particular match."

India are favorites for the game as they are placed over 30 places above Guam in the FIFA rankings. But Guam having won their first ever world cup qualifier on home soil are keen on giving India a run for their money.

Sunil Chhetri who was named the captain for the game said Guam were a much-improved side since the last time the two sides played.

In the pre-match press conference Chhetri said, Guam have definitely improved a lot from the last time we played them. On the surface, one didn’t give them much of a chance against Turkmenistan but this squad is a different side altogether. Their win speaks volumes of the improvement and we have huge respect for Guam.”

Published 15 Jun 2015
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