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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifier: India vs Qatar Preview, Where to Watch, Team News and Prediction

Mudeet Arora
India take on Qatar in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier on Thursday
India take on Qatar in the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier on Thursday / -/Getty Images
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The Indian national football team will resume their World Cup qualifier at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on June 3, Thursday.

The Blue Tigers are currently fourth in Group E with three points from five games. Qatar are top of the table with 13 points while Oman are on 12.

Here's everything you need to know about India's clash with Qatar tomorrow.


Where and when to watch the game in India?

The Star Sports network will telecast the game on TV. The broadcast will start live at 10:30pm Indian Standard Time on Star Sports 2/ Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/ Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 3, Star Sports 1 Tamil, Star Sports 1 Telugu, Star Sports 1 Kannada, Star Sports 1 Bangla


Can India qualify for the World Cup 2022?

No, India does not stand a chance. The Blue Tigers are out of contention for the top two spots but a third place finish is within their reach, thus booking them a direct berth in the third round of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers.


Team News:

India:

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.

Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.

Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Apuia, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Md, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique K.

Forwards: Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Ishan Pandita.

Qatar:

Goalkeepers: Saad Al-Sheeb, Meshaal Barsham, Mahmoud Abunada, Salah Zakaria.

Defenders: Musab Khoder, Pedro Miguel, Tarek Salman, Bassam Al-Rawi, Ahmed Suhail, Boualem Khoukhi, Homam Ahmed, Sultan Al-Brake, Abdelkarim Hassan.

Midfielders: Salem Al-Hajri, Assim Madibo, Karim Boudiaf, Khalid Muneer, Abdulaziz Hatem, Youssef Abdel Razaq, Mohammed Waad, Hassan Al-Haydo, Abdullah Abdulsalam.

Forwards: Mohammed Muntari, Almoez Ali, Akram Afif, Ismaeel Mohammad, Ahmed Alaaeldin.


Prediction

It will be yet again a tough outing for India, but they have previously proved their mettle against this Qatari side when they earned a historic draw last time out. We predict the Blue Tigers to do much of the same with a 1-1 draw on Thursday.


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