India loses a close match to Qatar; Gurpreet made a number of saves

India loses a close match to Qatar; Gurpreet made a number of saves
India loses a close match to Qatar; Gurpreet made a number of saves

India lost 0-1 to Qatar in FIFA World Cup qualifier 2022

India gave a good fight to Qatar in the World Cup qualifier fixture. However, they were not able to hold the condition and conceded a goal in 33rd minute.

Qatar is ranked 58th while India is 105th on ‘FIFA World Rankings’. India is hoping to qualify for the 2023 Asian Cup, though the out of the race for next year’s FIFA World Cup.

Gurpreet Singh was on top of his game. He made 9 saves and denied Qatar who were coming up with multiple attacks.

Igor Stimac seems to be happy with his team’s performance, given they did not have the ideal buildup to the big Qatar game due to Covid-19 pandemic.

India’s next qualification matches are against Bangladesh on June 7 and Afghanistan on June 15.

Form:

India: D-D-L-D-L

Qatar: L-W-W-W-D