Briefly put, India defeated Kuwait 1-0 in their FIFA World Cup second-round qualifying encounter thanks to a late goal from Manvir Singh.
The top two teams in each group will also be guaranteed a spot in the AFC Asian Cup 2027.
In Kuwait City on Thursday, India defeated Kuwait 1-0 in their 2026 FIFA World Cup second-round qualifying encounter thanks to a late goal from Manvir Singh.India defeats Kuwait 1-0 in FIFA World Cup qualifying thanks to a solitary goal by Manvir.
In the 75th minute, Manvir connected with a cross from Lallianzuala Chhangte with a left-footed shot to give India the advantage at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium.
In the third minute of extra time, Kuwait’s player Faisal Alharbi received his second yellow card and was substituted, leaving the team with ten men.for a high boot challenge on Chhangte
Next up, India takes face Asian champions Qatar in Bhubaneswar on November 21.
India, along with Afghanistan, Qatar, and Kuwait, is grouped with two other teams in Group A. The top two teams in the group advance to the third stage of FIFA World Cup qualifying.
Additionally, qualification for the 2027 AFC Asian Cup will be guaranteed for the top two teams in each group.
The Blue Tigers’ FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign has never progressed past the third round in the AFC.
India, ranked 106th in the world, defeated Kuwait (149th) in the SAFF Championship final in July in a penalty shootout.India defeats Kuwait 1-0 in FIFA World Cup qualifying thanks to a solitary goal by Manvir.