FIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan

FIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan: The second match between India and Afghanistan is over on 26 March 2024. The Indian football team was defeated by the Afghanistan and the total score was 2-1.

India and Afghanistan are in group B, along with Qatar and Kuwait. This article will give you more details about the India FIFA Qualifier Match 2026.

FIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan
FIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan (Credit- Indian Football Team Twitter)

India vs Afghanistan World Cup Qualifier Overview

Article NameFIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan
Round NameFIFA World Cup Qualification Round 2
Qualify toFIFA World Cup Qualification Round 3 and AFC Asian Cup 2027 Qualification
Match BetweenIndia vs Afghanistan
Match Dates22 March 2024 and 26 March 2024
Match VenueAbha (Saudi Arabia) and Guwahati, Assam
Match Time12.30 AM (IST) and 7.00 PM (IST)
FormatHome and Away
India FIFA Ranking121 ( As of 5/4/2024)
Afghanistan FIFA Ranking151 (As of 5/4/2024)

FIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan

FIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan
FIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan

India has played four matches in the Qualifier round to date. The first match was with Kuwait, the second with Qatar, and the third and fourth with Afghanistan. They won against Kuwait, were defeated by the Qatar team and one draw and one defeat by Afghanistan

Currently, India is in the 2nd position in the points Table and Qatar with maximum points is in the top position. Check the India vs Afghanistan FIFA Qualfier Match Schedule  given below.

India FIFA Qualifier Next Match (India vs Afghanistan)

22 Mar12.30 AM (IST)Damac Stadium, Abha, Saudi ArabDraw
26 Mar7.00 PM (IST)Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati, AssamAfghanistan
Updated- 27/3/2024, Time- 9.30 AM

India Football team player list

The team has a total strength of 25 players. The team has 10 midfielders, 8 Defenders, 4 Forwards, and 3 Goalkeeper. Sunil Chettri is the captain of the team.

1Anirudh ThaapaMidfielder
2Brandon FernandesMidfielder
3Liston ColacoMidfielder
4Mahesh Singh NaoremMidfielder
5Sahal Abdul SamadMidfielder
6Suresh Singh WangjamMidfielder
7Jeakson Singh ThounaojamMidfielder
8Deepak TangriMidfielder
9Lalengmawia RalteMidfielder
10Imran KhanMidfielder
11Sunil Chhetri (C)Forwards
12Lallianzuala ChhangteForwards
13Manvir SinghForwards
14Vikram Pratap SinghForwards
15Gurpreet Singh SandhuGoalkeeper
16Amrinder SinghGoalkeeper
17Vishal KaithGoalkeeper
18Akash MishraDefenders
19Mehtab SinghDefenders
20Rahul BhekeDefenders
21Nikhhil PoojaryDefenders
22Subhasish BoseDefenders
23Anwar AliDefenders
24Amey Ganesh RanawadeDefenders
25Jay GuptaDefenders
Source: Link

Afghanistan Football Team Player List

The team has a total strength of 23 players. The team has 8 midfielders, 7 Defenders, 5 Forwards, and 3 Goalkeepers.

1Ovays AziziGoalkeeper
2Faisal KhilGoalkeeper
3Faisal Ahmad HamidiGoalkeeper
4Zohib Islam AmiriDefender
5Mosawer AhadiDefender
6Mahboob HanifiDefender
7Habibulla AskarDefender
8Amid ArezouDefender
9Sharif MokhammadDefender
10Zelfagar NzaryDefender
11Mustafa AzadzoyMidfielder
12Taufee SkandariMidfielder
13Jamshed AsekzaiMidfielder
14Omid PopalzayMidfielder
15Jabar SharzaMidfielder
16Rahmat AkbariMidfielder
17Yama SherzadMidfielder
18Siar SadatMidfielder
19Omid MusawiForward
20Bala ArezouForward
21Ramien SafiForward
22Sayeed Reza HussainiForward
23Fareed SadatForward

FIFA Qualifiers 2026 Broadcast in India

All the FIFA Qualifiers Round 2 matches of India vs Afghanistan was broadcasted on DD Sports and live-streamed on JioCinema.

FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India BroadcastDD Spots
FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers India Live StreamingJioCinema

India vs Afghanistan match Tickets 2024

Note- Only Tickets for 26 March 2024 is available on Bookmyshow

Important Links

FIFA Official WebsiteLink
All India Football FedeartionLink
Indian Football facebookLink
Indian Football TwitterLink
World Sports GalleryLink

FAQs on FIFA World Cup 2026 India vs Afghanistan

Where does India rank in Football?

The current FIFA ranking of India is 121 (as of 5 April 2024).

Where can I watch India vs Afghanistan football match?

The India vs Afghanistan Qualifier match will be broadcast on DD Sports. It will be live-streamed on JioCinema.

Who won India vs Afghanistan Football?

The Afghanistan Football Team won the India vs Afghanistan FIFA Qualifier football match. The game was organized on 26 March 2024.

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