India Triumphs with 1-0 Win Over Kuwait in FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

In a thrilling 2026 FIFA World Cup second-round qualifier match hosted in Kuwait City, India emerged triumphant with a 1-0.

In a thrilling 2026 FIFA World Cup second-round qualifier match hosted in Kuwait City, India emerged triumphant with a 1-0 victory over Kuwait. The decisive moment came in the late stages of the game when Manvir Singh netted a crucial goal, securing the win for India.

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The intense encounter showcased India’s prowess on the field and highlighted the team’s determination in the quest for World Cup qualification. This significant victory adds to India’s journey in the qualifiers, boosting their confidence as they aim for success in the upcoming matches on the road to the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

In a thrilling 2026 FIFA World Cup second-round qualifiers clash, India secured a 1-0 victory against Kuwait in Kuwait City on Thursday. Manvir Singh’s late goal in the 75th minute, from a well-executed left-footed shot after connecting with Lallianzuala Chhangte’s cross, sealed the win at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium.

Adding to Kuwait’s woes, Faisal Alharbi was sent off in added time, leaving them with 10 men. The upcoming challenge for India is a crucial encounter against Asian champions Qatar on November 21 in Bhubaneswar. This pivotal win marks India’s promising journey in the World Cup qualifiers.

In Group A of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers, India is strategically positioned alongside Qatar, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, where the top two teams advance to the third round. Simultaneously, the top two teams from each group secure coveted spots in the 2027 AFC Asian Cup.

Despite their current FIFA world ranking at 106th, the Blue Tigers made history in July by triumphing over Kuwait (149th) in a penalty shootout during the SAFF Championships final. Notably, India has yet to progress to the third round in the AFC’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers, adding anticipation to their journey in this crucial tournament.

Source:https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/football

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