Sports18 will be broadcasting the Indian Football Team’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers home match against Qatar.
The Indian football team is preparing for the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers, and expectations are at an all-time high. The Blue Tigers’ campaign will begin on 16 November against Kuwait. Then, on November 21, they will play Qatar at the Kalinga Stadium. The telecast details of the Kuwait match are yet to be determined, but India’s World Cup qualifying home game against Qatar is being livestreamed on Sports18.
India has the chance to qualify for the third round of qualifiers after being drawn alongside Qatar Kuwait and Afghanistan. The only way they can qualify for the Round 3 of the qualifiers is if India finishes in top two in its group. Igor Stimac has surely played all three opponents of the group. This will give them an advantage when they face off against the other teams.
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India has lost its last 11 games despite an undefeated season. They lost consecutive games in the King’s Cup against Iraq and Lebanon as well as a 4-0 defeat to Malaysia in Merdeka Tournament.
Stimac already selected a 28-man probable squad for the upcoming match. The players will now be practicing in Dubai before they travel to Kuwait. The roster is still well-balanced but the loss of Anwar Ali and Jeakson will be noticeable. Their absence was clearly noticeable in the 4-2 loss against Malaysia.
With the Blue Tigers facing tough opponents in the coming month, it will be an intriguing affair as Stimac modifies his system and approach in the absence of his two crucial players.
The Blue Tigers have shown constant development over the last year, which has fueled fan enthusiasm.Furthermore, head coach Igor Stimac’s contract extension will provide further stability to the national team, which is critical considering the big games on the horizon in the next year.
Goalkeepers: Amrinder Singh, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Vishal Kaith.
Defenders: Akash Mishra, Lalchungnunga, Mehtab Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Rahul Bheke, Roshan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Subhasish Bose.
Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Glan Martins, Apuia Ralte, Liston Colaco, Mahesh Singh Naorem, Nandhakumar Sekar, Rohit Kumar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Udanta Singh.
Forwards: Ishan Pandita, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Rahul KP, Sunil Chhetri, Vikram Partap Singh.