India vs Qatar: IND 1-2 QAT, Referee robs India of World Cup dream

India vs Qatar: IND 1-2 QAT, Referee robs India of World Cup dream

India, who are set to be led by Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, will look for inspirationfrom their famous draw against Qatar in 2019

India vs Qatar: The Indian Football Team‘s dream ends. Poor rereferring has costed the chance for the Blue Tigers to move to Round 3 of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers. India took an early lead via Lallianzuala Chhangte. But a wrong goal saw Qatar equalise. And then finally, Al-Rawi scored the second for his side to complete a comeback and break 1.4 billion Indian hearts.

India vs Qatar Live Updates

Full Time!

FT – And there goes the final whistle. The dream is gone. India fail to reach Round 3 of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

No Penalty!

90 +5′ – Attack after attack from India. Sahal being the architect. Vikram Pratap is fouled inside the Qatar box but referee denies a clear penalty!

Added time!

90′ – There will be


85′ – Al-Rawi scores as Qatar takes the lead in the game. 7 minutes of added time!

Another change for India

79′ – India make their third change as they seek a second goal

OUT – Manvir
IN – Vikram Pratap

What? HOW?

74′ – Qatar score a goal back! But this is controversial. Qatar pulls a goal back from the goal-line to put it into the back of the net

Long Shot!

69′ – Manvir Singh needs attention and is on the ground. Meanwhile, Mehtab Singh unleashes a long ranger which was comfortably collected by the goalie.

Dual changes for India!

64′ – And finally India makes two changes!

OUT – Brandon, Rahim
IN – Liston, Sahal

An hour has passed!

60′ – An hour has passed and Qatar continues to pile on more pressure in the game. Another change for the hosts

OUT – Gouda
IN – Tameem Mansour

What a chance!

55 ‘ -Mehtab Singh puts his body on the line to save another shot. Mohammadali’s shot on the rebound goes way of the target!

Second half starts!

46′ – India remain unchanged as Qatar make quite a few changes!

3 changes for Qatar!

OUT – Ellethy, Ganehi, Shehata
IN – Ali Nader, Ali Sabah, Homam Ahmed

Half Time!

HT – An evenly sided contest ends with the opening 45 minutes. But it is the Blue Tigers who ends the half with a 1-0 lead. Lallianzuala Chhangte ends goal drought for India and also scores the first goal for the country in post Sunil Chhetri era.



45′ – We approach the dying minutes of the first half. Mehtab Singh is down and in considerable pain. There will be 2 minutes of added time.


37′ – Back to back chances for India. Rahim Ali missed on the first chance but in the very next attack Lallianzuala Chhangte steps up to end India’s goal drought!


32′ – What a miss from India. This was a golden chance for the Blue Tigers to open the scoring. Manvir with a shot, a tough angle but saved. Chhangte totally misses up with the follow up which was a simple tap-in.

Half an Hour passed!

30′ – Half an hour has passed and still none of the sides have been able to score. India have now started their press and are now keen to score.

Nothing to separate!

21′ – There is nothing to differentiate between both the sides! India and Qatar have been wasteful in their attacks as each side continue to try and win the battle of the midfield.


11′ – The first chance of the game. Al-Rawi failed to score as Mehtab Singh clears the ball from the line. India saved from conceding an opening goal.

India dominate possession!

10′ – Early minutes into the match, and India look relatively stable. They are dominating the possession (53%) and are keen to grab an opening goal. On the other hand, the Blue Tigers have fended off a couple of Qatari attacks.

Early chance!

2′ – An early chance for Qatar as Gurpreet Singh Sandhu puts in a blinder of a save!


0′ – And here we go! We have the kickoff for the game!

We are Ready!

We are almost ready for kick off! A little over 5 minutes remain for the start. It is now time for the National Anthems!

Warmups done!

The pre-match warmups are done. And just 15 minutes remain for the kick off!

Half an hour to go!

The time ticks on! A little less than 30 minutes remain for the start of the highly awaited encounter!

Must win for India

This game is of paramount importance for India. The Blue Tigers will have to win at all costs to make it to the next stage. If the game results in a draw, then India will have hope that Kuwait vs Afghanistan too ends in a draw.

Couple of Changes!

Igor Stimac has made a couple of changes to his playing XI. Obviously, Sunil Chhetri is not in the lineup after retiring in the previous game. Jeakson replaces Anirudh Thapa, Manvir comes in place of Liston, while Brandon replaces Sahal.

Young striker Rahim Ali will play as the number 9 while right back Nikhil Poorary is injured as Rahul Bheke shifts to right back while Mehtab Singh slots in at the heart of the defense.

Tick Tok, Tick Tok!

The clock continues to tick as just an hour remain before the kick off!

India Playing XI

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu (C), Rahul Bheke, Anwar Ali, Mehtab Singh, Jay Gupta, Manvir Singh, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Rahim Ali, Brandon Fernandes, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Lallianzuala Chhangte

Hello and Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the Live score of India vs Qatar in the Round 2 of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

India’s 0-0 draw against Kuwait was a missed opportunity to cement their spot in the next stages of the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers. However, the Blue Tigers failed to capitalize on their chances. Now, they face a daunting task against the Asian champions, Qatar, in Doha. To stay in the race, India needs a victory. Alternatively, they must rely on a draw between Kuwait and Afghanistan if they can hold Qatar to a draw. 

India vs Qatar: Indian Football Team news and injury updates

Vikram Partap Singh returns to the India squad after serving a suspension. Several players have been left out, including Subhasish Bose, Amey Ranawade, and Lalchungnunga. Nikhil Poojary is unavailable due to an Achilles tendon injury. Meanwhile, Sahal Abdul Samad and Anirudh Thapa are at risk of losing their spots due to recent underperformance.

Nonetheless, India’s recent performances have not inspired confidence. Their inability to capitalize on favourable fixtures and goal-scoring woes will likely worsen without Chhetri’s presence. The world will be watching to see who fills the void left by Sunil Chhetri, India’s only goal scorer in the last 11 games.

How to watch India vs Qatar Live Streaming in India

The must-win India vs Qatar Live Streaming will be on Fancode in India. One can buy a 25/- pass to watch the match. However, there will be no live telecast of the game on TV.


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