The Indian men’s football team is set to face Qatar, Kuwait, and the winner between Afghanistan and Mongolia in the second round of World Cup qualifiers. With the Kalinga Stadium sold out and India full of confidence, the hosts are eager to showcase their skills on home soil.
In other sports news, the China Masters Super 750 badminton tournament begins today. Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will open their campaign against England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. Aakarshi Kashyap and HS Prannoy will also be in action on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the season-ending ISSF World Cup Finals get underway in Doha, with India sending a 12-shooter strong contingent to compete in various disciplines.
On Monday, Arsene Wenger landed in India and spoke about Indian football being a goldmine that needs to be explored. Unfortunately for India’s football team, Manvir Singh missed training ahead of the Qatar game.