Team India is heading to a perfect start, after beating Kuwait by 1-0. The Indian Football team is beaming with joy after beating Kuwait on their home soil and now are all set to face Qatar.
The Blue Tigers will definitely be taking inspiration from their previous match. However, it won’t be easy as Qatar is one of the strongest teams in Asia and team India will be hosting Qatar in a FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match at the Kalinga Stadium today.
Qatar, which is currently placed 61 in the men’s FIFA team ratings, easily defeated Afghanistan 8-1 in their first match and is still the obvious favorite versus India. It will be intriguing to watch if India can sustain its winning run at this point.
India vs Qatar Squad for World Cup Qualifiers
Here’s the predicted Indian and Qatari Squad for today’s India vs Qatar match:
India – Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (GK), Nikhil Poojary, Sandesh Jhingan, Rahul Bheke, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Akash Mishra, Apuia, Anirudh Thapa, and Sahal Abdul Samad.
Qatar: Barsham(GK), Al-Rawi, Boudiaf, Khoukhi, Ahmed, Abdurisag, Al-Haydos, Hatem, Afif, Muntari, and Ali.
India vs Qatar Head-to-Head Record
In the FIFA World Cup qualifying round, Qatar and India are paired together for the second time in a row. After three games, the Blue Tigers have failed to win against Qatar; the latter has won twice and one match has ended in a draw.
India lost badly against Qatar 6-0 in 1996, but they were able to salvage a meaningful point in Doha in 2019 with a goalless draw. A winless India finished its tournament in the third spot in Group E with seven points from eight matches.
India vs Qatar Live Streaming & Telecast
The India vs. Qatar 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier match will be played today in the Kalinga Stadium starting at 7:00 p.m. The FIFA World Cup qualifier match between India and Qatar will be televised live on Sports18 1, Sports18 1HD, and Sports18 3 channels. Also, the live streaming of the India vs. Qatar 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier match will be available on the Jio Cinema app.