India vs Qatar World Cup Qualifier|10 September 2019

thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29776 Points
edited September 2019 in Match Day Threads

India take on mighty Qatar in an away match in their second Group E fixture of the 2022 World Cup Qualifier on 10 September. On paper it would seem to be an uneven battle as Qatar are the defending AFC Cup Asian Champions while India crashed out in the first round of the tournament. The two teams have had contrasting fortunes at the start of their campaign, with Qatar demolishing Afghanistan 6-0 in the first match. India however blew away a 1-0 lead against Oman, conceding twice in the last to squander three points. They will have to play out of their skins to even earn one point against the Maroons in their bid to battle it out for the second place in the group for any realistic chance of progress to the next round. It is an acid test for Igor Stimac and his boys who will have to prove that they have it in them what it takes to compete against the best in Asia. India have lost three out of the four official matches played against Qatar while drawing one, though, interestingly, the Blue Tigers beat them 2-1 they last met in an unofficial friendly.

Match Details 

Date: 10/09/2019 (Tuesday) 

Venue: Jassim bin Hamad Stadium 

Time: 10 p.m IST 

Telecast: Star Sports 3 

Stream: Hotstar, Jio TV



  • goalkeepargoalkeepar Turkish occupied Cyprus29320 Points
    Waste of Time we will lose 5-0+
  • kartik91kartik91 Delhi1139 Points
    edited September 2019
    Well you said we will lose to Oman 6-0...why the degradation for Qatar? ?
  • Carbon_14Carbon_14 Bengaluru 4771 Points
    Any guesses for playing 11?
  • EastBengalPrideEastBengalPride India9301 Points
    That will be the Stimach surprise! It will surprise the hell out of us instead of Qatar :D
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India29776 Points
    Neither we nor Qatar will be able to "stomach" so much of "Stimac Surprise" :D B)
  • BadBad 5141 Points
    edited September 2019
    The plight of our current team can be judged by the fact that couple of 18 year olds,after playing just 2-3 matches for the team already look like the mainstays of the team.(Narender and Amarjit).Add to it Anwar having the capability to do the same.

    However, with most of our squad being in early 20's and the pool of players coming from U-19 and U-16 Teams,specially the U-16 team will no doubt take us deep at the Asian Level Tournament in 5-6 years time.

    We are indirectly following Vietnamese Model.They developed and are still developing through their youth teams. Finished 4th at the Asian Games,reached the quarter finals of the Asian Cup and now all of a sudden their players are attracting interest from the European Clubs( 2 of their players are taken by Belgian and Dutch Club with another of their midfielder (22 yr old guy) attracting genuine interest.

    We should and probably look to follow something similar to this and I feel we will develop just like the way Vietnam is already developing.(5-7 years time still required by us,Our current U-23 crop generally is bad),this generation needs to go out of the reckoning, from then on we will start developing because an average player from our U-19 ,U-16 batch is much better than is good player from our U-23 batch and the Senior Team.From here the change will come.
  • Earlier we had "Ranking Raaja" - Stephen Constantine.
    Now we got "Surprise King" - Stimac.

    As they say "Aasmaan se gire, khajoor mein atke !!! "
  • samsam 16460 Points
    Ranking Raaja is much better than Surprise King.
    In the later case we are neither winning nor inflating our ranking. 
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