India vs Qatar football highlights, 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier: India out of World Cup qualifiers after controversial Qatar goal sparks outrage

India vs Qatar football highlights, 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifier: India out of World Cup qualifiers after controversial Qatar goal sparks outrage

India vs Qatar FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers Highlights: India were eliminated from the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers after losing 1-2 against Qatar in their final Group A match at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha. Lallianzuala Chhangte opened the scoring for India, but a controversial goal from Yousef Aymen and Ahmed Al-Rawi’s winning goal secured the match for Qatar. Kuwait became the second team to advance to the next round of this group after defeating Afghanistan.

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  • 23:17 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: That’s all folks!

    India lost 1-2 and that is the end of World Cup qualification dreams. Players and fans will be very upset because the controversial goal played a big role in the result. However, the journey is over for now.

  • 23:08 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: More drama

    In the other match, Kuwait took the lead against Afghanistan and they will be the ones who will take second place in Group A if everything remains the same. India needs a win right now to keep their dreams alive.

  • 23:05 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Disaster for India

    Ahmed Al-Rawi scores for Qatar and India looks bad. For now, they are out of the qualifying race and the controversial decision seems too problematic for this match. Social media is absolutely furious!

  • 22:58 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: A clear look at the incident

    THIEFEEEEES | With this goal from Qatar 🇶🇦, India is being eliminated from going to the 2026 World Cup.

    The theft that India is suffering is incredible 🇮🇳 with this goal, the ball left the field. Abuse.

    — Gian Franco Zelaya (@gianfzelaya) June 11, 2024

  • 22:55 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Another change for India

    One more substitution for India: Vikram Partap Singh replaces Manvir Singh.

  • 22:54 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Qatar equalizes

    Controversy erupts when Qatar draws against India. Yousef Aymen scored the goal, but the ball clearly crossed the line before coming back into play. Gurpreet is furious and this is going to be a huge controversy!

  • 22:45 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Compact positioning

    India have shown the same offensive intensity that they showed in the first half. It has been more of a compact defensive shape. However, Mehtab Singh opted for the spectacular by taking a strong shot from outside the box, but the goalkeeper caught it well.

  • 22:40 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Two big changes for India

    Two changes for India: Sahal for Brandon, Liston for Rahim. Both were somewhat aggressive plays and positive football by Igor Stimac.

  • 22:36 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Qatar represents a great threat

    There is no respite for the defenders of the Indian football team as wave after wave of attacks from Qatar continue to keep them busy. Once again, they made a quick run down the wing, but the final cross was caught by captain Gurpreet Singh Sandhu.

  • 22:35 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: yellow card

    Yellow card for Brandon Fernandes as India continues to show great resilience in defence.

  • 22:29 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: India survives by a hair

    A mistake by Anwar Ali led to a brilliant attack by Qatar and the shot was just a step away! The Qatari attacker’s first shot was blocked and the rebound barely missed the goal. What a relief for Gurpreet!

  • 22:24 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: In the other Group A match

    Good news for Indian fans as the other Group A match between Kuwait and Afghanistan remains 0-0 at half-time. If this remains the result, India can qualify with just a draw.

  • 22:21 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Second half underway

    The second half is already underway and some changes for Qatar. They also started the half on a positive note with a quick run into the opposing half. However, no harm was done as India leads 1-0.

  • 22:07 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: India leads at half-time

    It’s the break in Doha and what a result for India so far. Chhangte was the hero for them as he scored an important goal and if they manage to maintain this lead, they are in for something historic!

  • 22:00 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Great goal for India

    If India can maintain this lead, it will mean they advance to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualifying for the first time in their history.

  • 21:57 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: goals from Chhangte

    Lallianzuala Chhangte scores and the score is 1-0 for India. Finally, the ball fell kindly to the striker of the Indian football team and he completed an easy finish. A diagonal pass from Brandon found Chhangte in position and he made no mistake as he deflected his marker and scored an important goal.

  • 21:49 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Great opportunity!

    Great opportunity for India! What a lady! Manvir came close to the goal but his shot was blocked. He fell to Chhangte on the rebound, but the shot disappointed him again. What a disappointment!

  • 9:45 pm (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Back 4 playing a good game

    The defense of the Indian football team has shown a lot of promise in this match. A couple of good tackles and they looked rock solid against the Qatar attack. However, India need a win to book their place in the next round and that requires goals.

  • 21:41 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Indian forwards on the hunt

    India have defended well in the last 5 minutes with Manvir and Rahim taking good positions. There were a couple of good passes into the box but no great opportunities. Set pieces seem to be the preferred options for India at the moment.

  • 21:32 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Two forwards

    India are now without Sunil Chhetri and seem to have opted for a two-striker setup. Both Manvir Singh and Rahim Ali were chosen by coach Igor Stimac for this match and it will be interesting to see how they adapt to the system.

  • 21:29 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: What a save!

    Qatar came within inches of the first goal but Mehtab Singh had other plans. He was the last man standing, but he was able to produce a near-perfect block to deny the Qatari footballer. Great moment of the game!

  • 21:24 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: India starts slow

    A calculated start by India as Qatar continues to launch attack after attack. It will be a tough outing for the defenders and India is expected to rely more on counter-attacks.

  • 21:17 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: The match is underway

    The match between India and Qatar begins. A somewhat young Qatar against India without Sunil Chhetri: this could be an interesting match!

  • 21:12 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: record of the previous match

    The last time these two teams met, it was Qatar who emerged victorious 3-0.

  • 21:11 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: the teams are in the middle

    The two teams are in the middle and it’s time for the national anthems.

  • 21:01 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Scenarios explained

    For India, the question is quite simple: lose and their dreams of progressing to the next round are completely over. If they tie, they will have to depend on Bangladesh and Kuwait to tie their match as well. A win for either team will mean India will miss out. A victory will guarantee India’s passage to Round 3.

  • 20:53 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: India’s substitutes

    — Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) June 11, 2024

  • 20:43 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: A look at India’s XI

    Gurpreet (GK); Manvir, Mehtab, Bheke, Anwar, Jay Gupta; Suresh, Jackson, Brandon; Chhangte, Rahim

  • 20:38 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Great news for Jay Gupta

    FC Goa are delighted to announce that Jay Gupta has committed his future to the club on a four-year deal. The dynamic defender will continue to be an integral part of the Gaurs throughout the upcoming 2024-25 season and beyond, solidifying his role in the team following an outstanding debut season.

  • 20:31 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Without Chhetri

    The notable absentee in this match will be ‘Captain Fantastic’ Sunil Chhetri. The Indian football superstar bid farewell to the international stage after the match against Kuwait. As a result, India will have to get used to a life without the ancient talisman of her.

  • 20:24 (IST)

    India vs Qatar LIVE: Hello and welcome

    Hello and welcome to the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier between India and Qatar. A great match for India led by Sunil Chhetri, who will have to draw or win to keep their qualification dreams alive.

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