More than happy to get a point against Qatar: Igor Stimac

Igor Stimac India

Still licking their wounds after succumbing to a gut-wrenching, demoralising 1-2 defeat to Oman at home in their 2022 World Cup qualifiers campaign opener, India looks to pick up the pieces as they face Qatar in their second fixture at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha on Wednesday.

Indian football team takes on Qatar in Doha tonight. "But it should not be a one-off performance and they should maintain it in the matches coming up", he added.

"Playing a team as strong as Qatar, who have won all their matches against Asian sides in 2019, and not conceding a goal is special". "Qatar are an extraordinary side and this was a qualifier match as well, which makes the result even sweeter for us", he said.

The winning team of each of the eight groups and the best four second-placed sides will go further to the next round of the World Cup qualifiers.

The Indian managed to stay in the game with a team that was made up of: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Kamaljit Singh, Vishal Kaith, Rahul Bheke, Nishu Kumar, Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Sandesh Jhingan, Narender Gahlot, Sarthak Golui, Adil Khan, Subhasish Bose, Mandar Rao Dessai, Nikhil Poojari, Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Raynier Fernandes, Vinit Rai, Sahal Abdul Samad, Brandon Fernandes, Lallianzuala Chhangte, Halicharan Narzary, Ashique Kuruniyan, Balwant Singh, Sunil Chhetri, Manvir Singh.

India will next play Bangladesh in their next match on October 15 at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan, in Kolkata.


With the 0-0 result, India also became the only team after Brazil, Argentina and Colombia to earn a clean sheet against Qatar this year.

"It gives us that added motivation and confidence that in football, anything is possible".

Qatar were dominant in the first half. India eventually lost 1-2 but led for the most part of the game.

"At the interval, the coach told us to come out and attack, and enjoy our football", Sahal said.

Towards the end, Qatar were incisive and created a number of chances but were unable to bury them. "I want to see 80000 people in Kolkata against Bangladesh". All credits to my players, I am very proud of my players.

They have had most of the ball and all the big chances while India have not even had a shot at the Qatari goal in the first half. "We deserve that and they need to come and support us", Stimac signed off.

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