India vs Qatar Match Result: FIFA 2026 Qualifier
India vs Qatar Match Result: FIFA 2026 Qualifier

India vs Qatar: FIFA 2026 Qualifier Result. The FIFA Qualifier 2026 between India and Qatar, held on November 21st at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar, India, ended bitterly for India. The match seemed quite one-sided as Qatar scored consecutive 3 goals against India. Qatar took the lead and scored 1 goal in the first half. Moustafa Tarek Mashal scored an amazing goal in the first 4 minutes, setting Qatar on the path to victory.

Goal scorers of India vs Qatar: FIFA Qualifier 2026

  • 4′: Moustafa Tarek Mashal (Qatar)
  • 47′: Almoez Ali (Qatar)
  • 86′: Yousuf Abdurisag (Qatar)

Highlights Of FIFA Qualifier 2026 Match: India Missed Plenty Of Chances

4’ – Qatar went ahead! Mustafa Meshaal found himself inside the box and away from his marker after India failed to clear the ball promptly from a corner.

6’ – Qatar pressed aggressively, but India kept a calm head, passing the ball safely in its own box.

9’ – Anirudh Thapa had a chance to launch a counter, but his pass failed to find Chhangte.

12’ – India slowly took control, launching its first real attack. Chhangte dribbled down the left wing but was stopped when trying to cut in.

13’ – Chhangte received a brilliant through ball on the left wing but was stopped by Khouki’s standing tackle.

22’ – India continued to attack from the left flank, but Chhangte failed to reach the through ball, which went out of bounds.

22’ – Amrinder made a super-save! Afif was through on goal, but India’s keeper made a solid save.

31’ – Qatar attacked from the right, but Chhangte held a fort for India, clearing the ball out.

32’ – India broke into a strong counter, but Udanta failed to pass the ball quickly, picked off by Qatar’s strong backline.

36’ – Apuia failed to score the equalizer. Thapa played an amazing pass back to Apuia, but the shot went over the crossbar.

40’ – India created another good chance. Chhangte made a quick run on the left flank, but Al Amin made a crucial interception.

42’ – Thapa’s finish went wide. Thapa had a chance in front of the goal, but his finish missed the target.

44’ – Moez found the net, but his goal was called offside.

45’ – 2 minutes added as stoppage time. The ref gave two more minutes as stoppage time.


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46’ – Qatar made it two! Khouki dinked the ball inside the box, and Moez Ali scored from a rebound after Amrinder’s initial save.

52’ – Qatar pressed high, and India struggled to maintain composure with effective passing and clearances.

58’ – Qatar launched a brilliant counter-attack, but Mansour lost balance and squandered the chance.

60’ – India created a good chance. Chhangte played a cross to Mahesh Singh, but it was intercepted by Qatar.

63’ – Sahal came in for Thapa as a substitute.

65’ – Sahal came close to scoring, narrowly missing the target.

72’ – Qatar was in a good attacking position, but Subhasish Bose made a brilliant sliding tackle.

78’ – Qatar missed a chance! Muntari’s shot from the edge of the box just missed the target.

80’ – Last ten minutes left, but India still trailed by two.

82’ – Jinghan made a block to fend off another attack from Qatar.

84’ – Chhetri was subbed off, and Rahul KP and Pandita came in.

85’ – Rahul KP made an explosive run down the right wing, but his pass was intercepted.

86’ – Qatar scored again! Abdurisag headed the ball into the net from a cross by Waad.

90’ – Four minutes given as added time. The ref gave four additional minutes as stoppage time.

90+2’ – India squandered a big chance. Ishan Pandita blocked Rahul’s pass into the box towards Mahesh’s run.


Qatar cruised past India, extending its lead in the top of the table. Despite making a few decent chances, India couldn’t find the net. It was a disappointing night for the underdogs as the struggling Indian backline couldn’t stop Qatar’s attackers.