- Dec 11, 2023
- Sep 7, 2022
India started the first match of the second-round fixture of the Football World Cup 2026 on a good note. Against a team like Kuwait, India claimed a crucial win of 1-0 in their backyard. It helped India to claim their maiden win in the tournament. With that, the confidence of the Indian players seemed high, as they overcame the second toughest challenge from their group.
In the dying moments of the game, India scored a goal to get a crucial lead in the match against Kuwait. Manvir Singh stuck the net for India, which gave them an unassailable lead in the match. With the win, India are currently placed second in the points table. India will be taking on table toppers and the favourites to end the group at the top spot, Qatar, in their next game.
As good news for India, they will be playing in India against Qatar. The 2022 World Cup hosts had a terrific start to their campaign, as they overcame Afghanistan by a huge margin of 8-1. The Qatari forward Almoez Ali shined in the match by scoring a whopping 4 goals in the match. It gave them a huge goal difference of 7 and placed them at the top spot in the points table.
India will be taking on Qatar at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. The match will start at 7 PM (IST) on Tuesday, 21st November. The live telecast of the match is set to happen on the Sports 18 channel. The live streaming on mobile and laptop screens will be available on the Jio Cinema app for free. The live updates for the match will be available on different websites.
Qatar has a clear advantage over India in the match. In the past, Qatar has beaten India twice in the three appearances between each other. India was able to get a draw against Qatar in 2019. Barring that, India has not been able to beat Qatar even once in their history. If India must have a chance in the match, they have to put up a brave performance.