The Indian football fans were looking forward to the football match between India and Qatar in the World Cup Qualifiers. The match was scheduled for 21st November 2023 at 7 pm. Qatar defeated Afghanistan in their last match by 7-0 and was in a very strong position.
India vs Qatar Highlights
The match was played at Kalinga Stadium, Bhuvneshwar. The Blue Tigers were all set to go head-on-head with Qatar and fight them with all they had. Manvir Singh did not play today’s match as anticipated as he had also missed yesterday’s practice session. In the beginning, Anirudh Thapa was looking in attacking mode. Around 8-9 mins in the game, Mustafa opens goal-scoring for Qatar, and Amrinder Singh gets no chance to save it. Qatar takes a lead of 1-0 leaving India under pressure.
It was a big game with a lot of pressure on Amrinder Singh due to the change in playing XI and the absence of the experienced goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. Sandesh Jhingan got a yellow card for a dangerous-looking tackle. Till half time, Qatar had multiple chances to score but were saved by Amrinder Singh, and the score till the end of the first half was Qatar leading by 1-0.
At the start of the second half, Almoez Ali scored for Qatar making the score 2-0. India also made a couple of chances in the second half but was not successfully converted. Abdurisag heads the ball and scores again for Qatar as he remains unmarked while Waad plays a cross. The score was now 3-0 and it seemed that Team India was not able to do much to come back at them. At the end, 4 minutes of extra time was added as stoppage time. Finally, the match was over and Qatar was leading the match by 3-0.
India vs Qatar Mach Result
The final score of the match was India 0 – 3 Qatar. India vs Qatar was an exciting match to watch, though the results did not go as planned, the Blue Tigers fought well.