Qatar emerged victorious in their FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier against India at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubaneswar, with a thrilling 3-0 win. The match was full of excitement, as both teams fought fiercely for the victory.
India had a strong start, with Qatar struggling to keep up with their fast-paced play. However, it was Qatar who took the lead in the fourth minute, when Mustafa Meshaal scored from a loose ball in India’s box. Despite India’s best efforts, they were unable to equalize and fell behind 1-0 at halftime.
The second half saw a more evenly matched game, as both teams continued to apply pressure on each other. Akram Afif came close to scoring in the 57th minute, but his shot was saved by Amrinder Singh. However, Almoez Ali was able to slide in and score the second goal for Qatar in the 63rd minute.
Substitute Yusuf Abdurisag added a third goal for Qatar in stoppage time, with a header at the near post. India had few chances to score, with players like Anirudh Thapa and Sahal Abdul Samad missing opportunities.
Despite their best efforts, India’s midfielders performed well but their forwards failed to trouble the champions of Asia. The match can be relived through a live blog on our website.