The Indian men’s football team has a busy schedule ahead as they prepare to face Qatar, Kuwait and the winner of the match between Afghanistan and Mongolia in the second round of World Cup qualifiers. The Kalinga Stadium is sold out, and India is confident that they can pull off one of the great upsets.
Meanwhile, in badminton, the China Masters Super 750 tournament begins today, with Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty opening their campaign against England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. Aakarshi Kashyap and HS Prannoy will also be in action on Tuesday.
In shooting, the season-ending ISSF World Cup Finals get underway in Doha. The top 15 ranked shooters in each discipline qualify for this event, and India has a 12-shooter strong contingent.
On Monday, Arsene Wenger landed in India and called Indian football a goldmine that needs to be explored. Additionally, Manvir Singh, who scored the goal that won India the opening game in the group against Kuwait, missed training ahead of the Qatar game.