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Qatar football team arrives in India for FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier vs India

Qatar football team arrives in India for FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier

One more day remain for the AFC FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match between the hosts Indian football team and the visiting side Qatar football team in Bhubaneswar's Kalinga Stadium on the 21st of November, before that, the Qatar team has arrived in India.

After the Argentina Football Team won the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar, the qualifying round for the next edition of the FIFA World Cup, that FIFA World Cup 2026 to be hosted jointly by United States of America (USA), Maxico and Canada.

The Asian qualification round is one of the continent to start their qualification for the FIFA World Cup 2026 that began with the round one in October. 

The round 2, in which the Indian football team entered from, is a more tough round of the competition as the higher ranked Asian team enters the competition. India have been placed in Group A of the second round along with Qatar, Kuwait and Afghanistan.

Last week, the Igor Stimac and Sunil Chhetri led Indian football team got an emphatic win in Kuwait, beating the hosts 1-0 thanks to a goal from right-winger Manvir Singh, who took a beautiful left-footed shot of a beautiful pass by Lallianzuala Chhangte.

The next challenge for the Blue Tigers awaits at home against the Asian champions Qatar, who won the previous edition of the AFC Asian Cup in 2019. 

Qatar football team comes into the match having squashed Afghanistan football team 8-1 in their first match, 4 of them were scored by Almoez Ali. 

The Blue Tigers and The Maroons will face off in an epic footballing battle on the 21st of November at the Kalinga Stadium in Odisha's Bhubaneswar, Odisha FC's home ground. The match will kick-off at 7 P.M Indian Standard Time (IST).

There has been a huge craze among the fans for this. While the Indian cricket team was playing the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Final vs Australia, there were thousands of fans who had gathered outside the stadium to buy a ticket for India vs Qatar match. Before this epic match, the Qatar football team arrived in Odisha late night at the Biju Pattnaik Airport.

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