Today, November 21, at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, India is set to host Qatar in a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match. The Indian team, known as “The Blue Tigers,” will be entering the game following their impressive win in the first match of the group stage against Kuwait on November 16 at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City.
On the other hand, Qatar is one of the strongest teams in Asia and has dominated their opponents with their excellent play. In their last game against Afghanistan, they won a convincing 8-1 at home. Despite being considered favorites going into this match, an invigorated Indian team supported by their home crowd has the potential to pull off an upset against them.
India has had mixed results so far and remains 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 the game. Furthermore, they famously held Qatar to a 0-0 draw in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers of 2019 and will be expecting another solid performance today to strengthen their position in Group A further.
The FIFA World Cup qualifier match between India and Qatar will take place at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday, November 21, at 7:00 pm IST. The face-off between these two teams will be live telecasted on Sports18 1, Sports18 HD and Sports183 while it will also be live streaming on Jio Cinema app and website.