Having beaten Kuwait 1-0 in their opening match of the mini-tournament, India will take on Qatar in their second game in Bhubaneswar on November 21, 2023. A win will take the Blue Tigers top of the group for the time being, with the next round of matches not scheduled to be played until March 2024. India, who are drawn with Qatar, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, will aim to finish in one of the top two spots in their group, which will guarantee passage to FIFA World Cup 2026 AFC Third Round qualifiers and the 2027 AFC Asian Cup.
India head coach Igor Stimac previews IND vs QAT match with goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.
India custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu speaks to the media ahead of Qatar clash in Bhubaneswar.
India head coach was bullish about his team's position ahead of their WC 2026 qualifier against Qatar.
Qatar's Hassan Al-Haydos addresses the media ahead of IND vs QAT clash in Orissa.
Qatar head coach Carlos Queiroz, formerly of IR Iran and Manchester United (assistant), speaks to the media in Bhubaneswar.
Carlos Queiroz (left) and Hassan Al-Haydos (right) performing media duties.
Igor Stimac (left) and Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (right) attend the pre-match press conference.