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 ‘The Blue Tigers’ has won their first game in the group stage against Kuwait on November 16 at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City, and are now looking to take on one of the strongest teams in Asia.
On the other hand, Qatar has gained three points in its last game and dominated against Afghanistan with an 8-1 win at home. While Qatar is considered the favorite going into the match, an invigorated Indian team backed by their home crowd has the potential to upset them. Winning against Qatar would significantly boost India’s chances of qualifying for the tournament, but they will face a formidable opponent today.
In recent years, Team India has had mixed results and remained unbeaten at home. In their last match against Kuwait, a goal from Mohun Bagan’s forward Manvir Singh was enough to give India critical three points. In addition, they famously held Qatar to a 0-0 draw in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers in 2019 and will be looking for another solid performance today to strengthen their position in Group A further.
When and where to watch:
The FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier match between India and Qatar will take place at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, November 21, at 7:00 pm IST. The face-off between the two teams will be live telecasted on Sports18 1, Sports18 1HD, and Sports18 3. The match will also be live streaming on Jio Cinema app and website.