At last! World’s worst international football team wins first game in seven years

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The world’s lowest ranked international football team – Bhutan – won their first international fixture since 2008, as qualifying for the 2018 World Cup began with the minnow’s 1-0 win over Sri Lanka.

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Tshering Dorji scored the only goal for the 209th-ranked nation, who defeated a side ranked 36 places higher than them. The match, which was the first leg of Asia’s first qualifying round, saw Bhutan register their first victory since a 3-1 success against Afghanistan.

Dorji struck six minutes from time, with Bhutan celebrating in front of their supporters after the game.

Elsewhere, Brunei beat Chinese Taipei, who are ranked 10 places above them in 188th, 1-0. India, managed by English coach Stephen Constantine, defeated Nepal 2-0, and Yemen thrashed Pakistan 3-1.

There were also wins for Cambodia and East Timor, whose 4-1 success against Mongolia was their first ever World Cup win.

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