India are all set to resume their World Cup qualifiers on June 3 against Qatar. As the Blue Tigers face a team that is 47 places above them in the rankings, here are some FIFA live updates – India vs Qatar.
The Blue Tigers are currently in fourth place in Group E with three points from five matches.
Meanwhile, Qatar are at the top of the table with 13 points, having Oman hot on their heels with 12.
Igor Stimac’s side are almost certainly out of contention for the top two spots but will seek a third-place finish.
If attained, third place in the World Cup will book them a direct berth in the 2023 Asian Cup Qualifiers.
In other words, India’s Blue Tigers will get direct entry into the third round for the Asian Cup.
Even if India finishes fourth, they can still qualify for the Asian Cup qualifying third round. They qualify for the 2023 tournament if they finish amongst the four best fourth-placed teams across all groups.
Finally, if India finishes fifth in the table, they will have to participate in the Asian Cup Qualifying play-off round. That means no direct entry into the third qualifying round.
FIFA Live Updates: India vs Qatar in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
When and where to watch India vs Qatar?
The India vs Qatar, 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match will be played on June 03, 2021.
The two teams in Group E will face each other at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.
This India vs Qatar match will begin at 10:30 PM IST on Thursday, June 3.
As for Indian audiences, the live match will be telecasted on the Star Sports channels.
These include Star Sports 2/Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi/Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, and Star Sports 3.
Regional variants like Star Sports 1 in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bangla will also feature live broadcasts.
There is a big chunk of the population who no longer rely on television broadcasts for content. Instead, they watch everything, including football games, online.
For online viewers, the match’s live telecast will be available online on HotStar in India for football livestream.
India vs Qatar: Squads
Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Dheeraj Singh.
Defenders: Pritam Kotal, Rahul Bheke, Narender Gehlot, Chinglensana Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Adil Khan, Akash Mishra, Subhashish Bose.
Midfielders: Udanta Singh, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Rowllin Borges, Glan Martins, Anirudh Thapa, Pronoy Halder, Suresh Singh, Apuia, Abdul Sahal, Yasir Md, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Bipin Singh, Ashique K.
Forwards: Manvir Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Ishan Pandita.
Goalkeepers: Saad Al-Sheeb, Meshaal Barsham, Mahmoud Abunada, Salah Zakaria.
Defenders: Musab Khoder, Pedro Miguel, Tarek Salman, Bassam Al-Rawi, Ahmed Suhail, Boualem Khoukhi, Homam Ahmed, Sultan Al-Brake, Abdelkarim Hassan,
Midfielders: Salem Al-Hajri, Assim Madibo, Karim Boudiaf, Khalid Muneer, Abdulaziz Hatem, Youssef Abdel Razaq, Mohammed Waad, Hassan Al-Haydo, Abdullah Abdulsalam,
Forwards: Mohammed Muntari, Almoez Ali, Akram Afif, Ismaeel Mohammad, Ahmed Alaaeldin.