Indian males’s soccer staff returns to motion as they conflict towards Kuwait of their first 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier match on Thursday, November 16. Qatar, the hosts of the earlier World Cup version, are additionally drawn in India’s group so the Blue Tigers can be in search of a constructive begin to their qualifier marketing campaign.
Igor Stimac’s males have struggled for kind in current months after abysmal efficiency within the King’s Cup and Merdeka Match. Their final win got here towards Kuwait within the closing of the SAFF Championship 2023 in July the place India emerged winners in a penalty shootout at Bengaluru’s Sree Kanteerava Stadium.
India, Qatar, Kuwait and Afghanistan are drawn into Group A of the second spherical of the Asia qualifiers. All groups will play one another twice, house and away, in a double round-robin format and the highest two groups will qualify for the third spherical. Qatar are clear favourites to prime the group having ranked 61st within the newest FIFA staff rankings whereas India are positioned within the 102nd place. Kuwait (ranked 136) and Afghanistan (ranked 154) will compete for the second spot with Sunil Chhetri-led facet.
India vs Kuwait, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Dwell Streaming and Broadcast:
The Indian soccer staff and Kuwait will kick off the Group A fixtures in a high-intensity recreation at Jaber Al-Ahmad Worldwide Stadium. A recreation is scheduled to kick off at 10 PM IST and followers can take pleasure in a dwell broadcast on TV channel Sony Ten Sports activities 2. India’s all World Cup qualifier video games can be found for on-line dwell streaming on the SonyLiv software and web site.
India Squad for World Cup Qualifiers:
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith.
Defenders: Sandesh Jhingan, Mehtab Singh, Lalchungnunga, Rahul Bheke, Nikhil Poojary, Akash Mishra, Roshan Singh Naorem, Subhasish Bose.
Midfielders: Suresh Singh Wangjam, Anirudh Thapa, Lalengmawia Apuia, Brandon Fernandes, Rohit Kumar, Sahal Abdul Samad, Liston Colaco, Naorem Mahesh Singh, Udanta Singh.
Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Ishan Pandita, Rahul KP.
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