Qatar is set to face India in a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match on November 21, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. The Indian team, known as “The Blue Tigers,” has been in top form lately, winning their first match against Kuwait on November 16 with a goal from forward Manvir Singh.
On the other hand, Qatar is one of the strongest teams in Asia and has dominated many matches recently. They won an impressive 8-1 against Afghanistan in their last game, gaining three points. Although Qatar is considered the favorite going into the match, an invigorated Indian team supported by their home crowd could pull off a surprise victory.
India has had mixed results this year but remains unbeaten at home. Their win against Kuwait was critical for them to secure three points and strengthen their position in Group A further. In the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers of 2019, India famously held Qatar to a 0-0 draw and will be looking to build on that momentum today.
When and where to watch the match:
The FIFA World Cup Qualifier match between India and Qatar will take place at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar on Tuesday, November 21, at 7:00 pm IST. The game will be live telecasted on Sports18 1, Sports18 HD, and Sports18 3 channels. It will also be live streaming on Jio Cinema app and website for viewers who prefer digital viewing options.
Expected squads for FIFA World Cup qualifiers:
India XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu; Nikhil Poojary, Rahul Bheke, Sandesh Jhingan, Akash Mishra; Lalengmawia, Suresh Wangjam