Indian football team will come into the contest against high-flying Qatar on the back of a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Kuwait in their Round 2 fixture of the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 Joint Qualification campaign. Manvir Singh's 75th-minute left-footed strike was enough to send the Indian contingent as well as fans assembled at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City, into delirium. (Match Blog | Pics | More Football News)
This was India's first win in the FIFA World Cup qualifier overseas in 22 years. Speaking ahead of the Qatar game, Indian national football team coach Igor Stimac the Qataris will provide a tougher competition to his team. “We are playing at home and so need to be clever and patient. We cannot be too conservative in our approach. In the away game against Qatar, we know we will have to defend deep,” Stimac was quoted speaking in the Hindustan Times.
The Indian men's national football team have made their Olympic Games bow four times, however they have never qualified for the main draw of the FIFA World Cup. The Indian team have also appeared four times in the AFC Asian Cup - 1964, 1984, 2011 and 2019. They have also made the cut for the 2023 tournament to be held in Qatar. India's best finish in the tourney was in 1964 where they finished behind champions Israel.
Indian Football Team squad:
Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith.
Defenders: Akash Mishra, Lalchungnunga, Mehtab Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Rahul Bheke, Roshan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose.
Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Glan Martins, Apuia Ralte, Liston Colaco, Mahesh Singh Naorem, Nandhakumar Sekar, Rohit Kumar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh.
Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Rahul KP, Sunil Chhetri, Vikram Partap Singh.
Live Streaming details about the IND Vs QAT match
When will the India Vs Qatar match be played in the FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers?
The India Vs Qatar match will be played on Tuesday, November 21 at 7 PM (IST).
Where will the India Vs Qatar match be played?
The India Vs Qatar match will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar
Where can you watch the live telecast of India Vs Qatar?
The India Vs Qatar match will be telecast on the Sports18 channels in India.
Where can you live stream the India Vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifying match?
The India Vs Qatar match will be live streamed on the JioCinema app and website.