*Blue Tigers' test of consistency on Kalinga green turf*
KKNB : Bhubaneswar is in total football mode at the moment. Passing by the Kalinga Stadium for their gym session, the Blue Tigers were elated to see a huge queue of people waiting to buy tickets at the box office. The Intercontinental Cup triumph in June, which was India's first international tournament in the Odisha capital, has ignited a footballing fire in an already sports-crazy city. Tickets are now officially sold out for Tuesday's match against Qatar.
India are unbeaten at home this year, but the biggest test is set to come on November 21, when Igor Stimac's men take on Asian champions Qatar in their second match of the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup 2027 Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 at 19:00 IST.
Off to a flying start four days ago with three points against Kuwait in Group A, India will now count on home support in a very familiar location to tackle the test from the 61-ranked Qatari side. The match will be telecast on Sports18, Sports18 (1 )and Sports18( 3) and streamed on JioCinema.
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