Qatar dominated India in their FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, winning 3-0 with goals from Mustafa Meshaal, Almoez Ali, and Yusuf Abdurisag. Meshaal opened the scoring in the fourth minute, taking advantage of a loose ball in the Indian box. Despite some missed opportunities, Qatar maintained their lead in the first half. In the second half, Ali and Abdurisag added two more goals for Qatar, sealing their victory.
India had some chances, with Anirudh Thapa and Sahal Abdul Samad missing opportunities to score. However, they were unable to break through the strong Qatar defense. Despite some good play from Apuia and Suresh in midfield, India’s forwards were unable to trouble the champions of Asia.
Overall, Qatar’s strong start and clinical finishing led them to a comfortable victory over India in the qualifier match.