FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Schedule: Check out the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Match start date in this article along with other relevant details. The event is taking place from 16 Nov 2023 to 11 June 2024.
FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers Group A Points Table- India
The table below displays the points table of Group A for the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier.
FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Fixtures
FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Schedule Table
|1||16 Nov 2023||10:00 PM||Kuwait vs India||Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City|
|2||21 Nov 2023||07:00 PM||India vs Qatar||Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar|
|3||21 Mar 2024||TBD||Afghanistan vs India||TBD|
|4||26 Mar 2024||TBD||India vs Afghanistan||Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati|
|5||06 Jun 2024||TBD||India vs Kuwait||TBD|
|6||11 Jun 2024||TBD||Qatar vs India||TBD|
FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers Match Results
Here we will keep updating the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier match results for India.
Match 1 | Kuwait vs India
- Winner: India
- Score: Kuwait 0-1 India
- Venue: Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City
- Goal Scorer: Manvir Singh at 75 minute, Lallianzuala Chhangte assist.
Match 2 | India vs Qatar
- Winner: Qatar
- Score: India 0-3 Qatar
- Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
In a hard-fought match that was goalless until half-time, India eventually emerged victorious against Kuwait with a 1-0 score at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City, with Manvir Singh scoring and Lallianzuala Chhangte providing the assist at the 75th minute.
FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Schedule
The 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualification second round matches is scheduled from November 16, 2023, to June 11, 2024, with each team playing a total of 6 matches.
In the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers second round, India, currently holding the102 position in the FIFA men’s ranking, has been placed to Group A, where they have the second-highest ranking, just behind Qatar within the same group.
Out of 36 teams participating in this round from AFC Confederation, India is placed in pot 2 – Group A. In this group, India will face off against Qatar, ranked 61; Kuwait, ranked 136; and Afghanistan, ranked 154.
A total of 26 teams, including India, gained direct entry into the second round, while the remaining 10 was selected from the first round, which involves 20 teams.
FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Schedule: India’s battle begins with an away match against Kuwait at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City on November 16, 2023, at 10 PM (19:30 UTC+3). The journey for India in the second round of qualifiers concludes with a match against Qatar on June 11, 2024.
India has never before successfully made it to the final draw of the FIFA World Cup
AFC Group A team FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier
Following are the four teams of group A-
- Qatar- 61 FIFA Men’s Ranking
- India- 102 FIFA Men’s Ranking
- Kuwait- 136 FIFA Men’s Ranking
- Afghanistan- 154 FIFA Men’s Ranking
FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Venue
Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Stadium
Guwahati: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has announced that Bhubaneswar and Guwahati are set to host India’s first two home matches in the second round of the qualification process for the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup 2027.
The Blue Tigers will start their match with an away match in Kuwait on November 16, followed by first home match against champions of 2019 AFC Asian Cup, Qatar, at Bhubaneswar’s Kalinga Stadium just five days later.
India’s second home fixture on March 26 will be played against Afghanistan at Indira Gandhi Stadium, Guwahati.
The details for India’s thirst home match against Kuwait scheduled on June 6, will be confirmed at a later date.
FIFA World Cup 2026 Host Country
- United States
2026 FIFA World Cup Telecast India
You can watch FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India match on FIFA+ website and app.
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1. How can India make it to the FIFA World Cup 2026?
India must finish in the top two of Group A with 8 group winners and the runners up to advance to the third round of FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers. This achievement will also secure India a spot in the 2027 AFC Asian Cup