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FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Schedule, Group, Fixture, Venue, Points Table, LIVE Telecast- Full Details

Last updated on March 27th, 2024 at 10:54 am

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.

1 Qatar4400163+1312
2 India411225-34
3 Afghanistan4112313-104
4 Kuwait 410356-13

FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Fixtures

FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Schedule Table

#DateTime (IST)MatchVenue
116 Nov 202310:00 PMKuwait vs IndiaJaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium, Kuwait City
221 Nov 202307:00 PMIndia vs QatarKalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar
322 Mar 202412:00 AMAfghanistan vs IndiaDamac Stadium, Saudi Arabia
426 Mar 202407:00 PMIndia vs AfghanistanIndira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati
506 Jun 2024TBDIndia vs KuwaitTBD
611 Jun 2024TBDQatar vs IndiaTBD

FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers Match Results For India

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

Match 2 | India vs Qatar

  • Winner: Qatar
  • Score: India 0-3 Qatar
  • Venue: Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar

Match 3 | Afghanistan vs India

  • Winner: Draw
  • Score: India 0-0 Afghanistan
  • Venue: Damac Stadium, Saudi Arabia

Match 4 | India vs Afghanistan

  • Winner: Afghanistan
  • Score: Afghanistan 2-1 India
  • Venue: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati

FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Schedule

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-

  1. Qatar- 61 FIFA Men’s Ranking
  2. India- 102 FIFA Men’s Ranking
  3. Kuwait- 136 FIFA Men’s Ranking
  4. Afghanistan- 154 FIFA Men’s Ranking

FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Venue

  • Bhubaneswar: Kalinga Stadium
  • Guwahati: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium

The details for India’s third home match against Kuwait scheduled on June 6, will be confirmed at a later date.

FIFA World Cup 2026 Host Country

  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Canada

2026 FIFA World Cup Telecast India

The broadcasting and streaming channels for each match can vary. For example, some matches are shown live on channels like DD Sports or Sports 18, while others are streamed live on platforms like JioCinema or Fancode app/website.

Also Read,


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

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