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FIFA World Cup qualifiers: India crash out, Qatar and Kuwait advance to Round 3- Highlights

A huge refereeing error with Qatar's equalizer dampens India's spirit as Qatar went on to grab a later winner, Kuwait score late against Afghanistan and climb to second spot.

FIFA World Cup qualifiers: India crash out, Qatar and Kuwait advance to Round 3- Highlights
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With Chhangte's goal, India was on course for an upset victory over Qatar (Photo credit: FANCODE)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 11 Jun 2024 7:29 PM GMT

The last match of the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup 2027 Preliminary Joint Qualifiers Round 2 ended in an agonizing defeat for India, who were leading 1-0 for a long time before a highly controversial call from the linesman gave Qatar the equalizer before they got a late winner.

India's dream of playing in the FIFA World Cup 2026 has come to an end as they finish behind Qatar and Kuwait, who won 1-0 against Afghanistan thanks to a late goal.

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