India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier: All you need to know including time, date, teams

India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier: All you need to know including time, date, teams

India are all set to take on Afghanistan in the upcoming round of the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers as they push for an unlikely bid. The SAFF Cup champions will face minnows Afghanistan and Asian Cup winners Qatar in the upcoming two matches. While plenty is up for stakes, Sunil Chhetri and Co will need a decent return from the match to stand any chance to progress in the next round of qualifiers. Ahead of the match here is the live stream, TV broadcast, and team details for the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers.

To advance to the next round of the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers and maintain their chances of competing in the competition, India must finish in the top two in their group. The Blue Tigers will have a chance to qualify for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, which will feature 48 teams and more spots from Asia. Eight direct qualifying spots and one inter-confederation play-off slot have been assigned to AFC teams.

India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier Details

Indian National football Team (Credit: Getty)
Indian National football Team (Credit: Getty)

When is the India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier?

The India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier will take place on Friday, Mar 22 (Thursday local time)

What time will the India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier start?

The India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier will start at 12:30 AM IST (10 PM Local Time).

Where will the India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier take place?

India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier will be played at the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium in Abha, Saudi Arabia.

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Which channel will broadcast the India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier?

There will be no broadcast of India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier in India.

India will face Afghanistan in Saudi Arabia (Credit: Getty)
India will face Afghanistan in Saudi Arabia (Credit: Getty)

Which platform will livestream the India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier?

The India vs Afghanistan FIFA World Cup qualifier match live streaming in India will be available on FanCode app (Android, iOS) and website (www.fancode.com).

What is India’s squad for the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier against Afghanistan?

Goalkeepers: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith.

Defenders: Akash Mishra, Mehtab Singh, Rahul Bheke, Nikhil Poojary, Subhasish Bose, Anwar Ali, Amey Ranawade, Jay Gupta.

Midfielders: Anirudh Thapa, Brandon Fernandes, Liston Colaco, Mahesh Singh Naorem, Sahal Abdul Samad, Suresh Singh Wangjam, Jeakson Singh Thounaojam, Deepak Tangri, Lalengmawia Ralte, Imran Khan.

Forwards: Sunil Chhetri, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Manvir Singh, Vikram Partap Singh.

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