India and Kuwait faced off in their first match of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Asian Qualifiers second round. The game was held at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Al-Ardiya, Kuwait.
In another Group A game, Qatar emerged victorious over Afghanistan with a score of 8-1, while India secured a 1-0 win against Kuwait, placing them in second position in the points table. Qatar is currently leading the table with three points and a goal difference of seven, while Kuwait and Afghanistan are ranked third and fourth with zero points each.
Qatar’s triumph over Afghanistan was marked by a strong performance, with Hassan Al-Haydos scoring the first goal in the 11th minute, followed by a series of goals leading to a 8-1 victory.
In the India vs Kuwait match, both teams were evenly matched with a 0-0 score at halftime. Manvir Singh scored the winning goal for India in the 75th minute, securing their first victory in the qualifiers.
The win puts India in a positive position as they aim to further their campaign in the tournament.