Much as Guam 2-1 India is technically a "shock" by many measures (and is being widely reported as such), I was not at all surprised. In the NFM24 internal rankings, Guam is about the same level as India. Even FIFA rankings have them only about 30 places apart, which at the bottom end is well within margin of error. Besides, India have regularly displayed an impressive ability to lose to almost anybody, no matter how "small", particularly away. What irritates me about it is that I put money on a draw. Blargh!
More surprising to me was the severity of the thrashing Malaysia got at home to Palestine, who were pretty ordinary when I last saw them. It seems Malaysians are only able to raise their game for matches against touring English Premier League sides (albeit fielding players who have never even got near the bench in England).
Sad for Bermuda, was really hoping they could scrape through.