India will face the defending AFC Asian Cup Champions Qatar at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Qatar are currently the World's No.61 and Asia’s sixth-best team and will put many challenges for the Indian team in the second game of Group A in the second round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
The Indian team is coming after defeating Kuwait by 1-0 in an away fixture while Qatar will be facing the Blue Tigers after a commanding 8-1 victory against Afghanistan. So, they would like to continue their dominant run by beating India at the Kalinga Stadium.
India and Qatar are in the same group for the second consecutive time in the FIFA World Cup Qaulifiers. The Blue Tigers have yet to secure a victory against Qatar, having played three matches, with Qatar winning twice and one match ending in a draw. In 1996, India suffered a heavy 6-0 defeat against Qatar, but in 2019, they managed to secure a valuable point in Doha with a goalless draw. However, Stimac's side conceded a narrow 0-1 defeat at home.
Fixture: India vs Qatar: FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
Date: November 21
Time: 7:00 PM (IST)
Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar