The Indian team is feeling elated after Manvir Singh’s goal brought them a victory over Kuwait in the Jaber al-Ahmad International Stadium. With this win, India is now set to face Qatar at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on their next match.
This upcoming encounter will be just five days after their previous match against Kuwait, and Qatar comes into it with confidence after defeating Afghanistan 8-1 in their opening fixture of the second round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 AFC qualifiers. However, India will be without three first-team regulars due to injuries.
Despite this setback, India remains determined to prove themselves on the field. In their previous clash against Qatar, they managed to limit them to just one goal despite being down to 10 men within 17 minutes. For Qatar’s head coach Carlos Queiroz, this match presents an opportunity to change his team’s football narrative and prove his worth after a rocky start.
The strategy that India employs with players like Chhetri and Chhangte in front of Samad and Singh will put Qatar’s defense under pressure as they look to score goals. All eyes will be on this exciting match between two of Asia’s top teams as they battle for supremacy on the field.