The victory of Manvir Singh’s goal brought immense joy to the Indian contingent at the Jaber al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait. This triumph paved the way for India’s upcoming match against Asian Champion Qatar at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Just five days after their match in Kuwait, India will face Qatar in their next encounter. Qatar is coming into the game with a victory over 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 being lower-ranked, India has proven to be a formidable opponent for Qatar in their previous clash. In that game, they limited Qatar 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 prove himself after a rocky start.
Queiroz will feel pressure to change Qatar’s football narrative and improve their performance on the field. India’s strategy, with players like Chhetri and Chhangte in front of Samad and Singh, will put Qatar’s defense to the test. This exciting match between India and Qatar promises to be a thrilling spectacle for all fans watching from home or abroad.