Qatar emerged victorious in their FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier against India at the Kalinga stadium, Bhubaneswar, with a 3-0 win. The goals came from Mustafa Meshaal, Almoez Ali, and Yusuf Abdurisag. Meshaal opened the scoring in the fourth minute by taking advantage of a loose ball in India’s box.
Despite a strong start from Qatar, they were unable to extend their lead in the first half. Akram Afif missed a close-range opportunity and caused trouble with his set-piece delivery. In the second half, Afif’s shot was saved by Amrinder Singh, but Ali was able to slide in and score. Substitute Yusuf Abdurisag added a third goal with a header at the near post.
India had few opportunities to score, with players like Anirudh Thapa and Sahal Abdul Samad missing chances. However, India’s midfielders performed well throughout the game. The match can be relived through a live blog on the website.