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Guam beats Turkmenistan 1-0 in World Cup qualifying

Own goal gives Guam 1-0 win over Turkmenistan in World Cup qualifying

Guam beats Turkmenistan 1-0 in World Cup qualifying

TAMUNING, Guam (AP) -- An own goal by Serdar Annaorazov in the first half gave minnows Guam a 1-0 win over Turkmenistan on Thursday in the second round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Annaorazov's own goal in the 14th minute at the GFA National Training Center was all the hosts needed to earn three points in Group D.

Guam, a United States territory with a population of less than 200,000, was playing in its first home World Cup qualifier. The Pacific Island's last World Cup campaign was in 2000 when it was thrashed 16-0 by Tajikistan and 19-0 by Iran.

Guam will next host India on June 6 before traveling to Iran for a match on Sept. 3.

Updated : 2021-09-24 14:10 GMT+08:00