India vs Qatar World Cup Qualifier|10 September 2019
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.
Date: 10/09/2019 (Tuesday)
Venue: Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
Time: 10 p.m IST
Telecast: Star Sports 3
Stream: Hotstar, Jio TV