The Indian football team pulled off a brilliant performance to beat Kuwait in their last appearance in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The Blue Tigers will look to replicate the result when they square off against reigning Asian champions Qatar in the next second-round match of the qualifying campaign. The eagerly anticipated clash will be hosted at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on November 21 at 7 PM IST.
India demonstrated their quality in defence during their last assignment in Kuwait. After the scoreline stayed goalless till the 75th minute, Manvir Singh finally broke the deadlock for India. India head coach Igor Stimac made a brave decision by replacing regular forward Lallianzuala Chhangte with Singh. Despite putting much pressure on the visitors, Kuwait could not find a way to make it level.
Qatar also dished out their A-game in their first second-round game of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. They were up against Afghanistan at home and picked up a dominant 8-1 victory. Due to the goal-scoring spree in the last match, Qatar are ahead of India in the Group A table despite sharing the same points.
Ahead of Tuesday’s India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers match, here is all you need to know:
On what date will the India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier be played?
IND vs QTR will be played on November 21, Tuesday.
Where will the India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier be played?
IND vs QTR will be played at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
At what time will the India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier begin?
IND vs QTR will start at 7 PM IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match?
IND vs QTR will be televised on the Sports 18 Network in India.
How do I watch the India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers match live streaming?
IND vs QTR will be streamed live on the JioCinema App and website in India.
What are the Predicted Line-ups for the India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers game?
India Probable XI: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Nikhil Poojary, Sandesh Jhingan, Rahul Bheke, Akash Mishra, Apuia, Anirudh Thapa, Sahal Abdul Samad, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri
Qatar Probable XI: Barsham, Al-Rawi, Boudiaf, Khoukhi, Ahmed, Abdurisag, Al-Haydos, Hatem, Afif, Muntari, Ali