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India vs Kuwait: Live streaming, TV channel, kick-off time & where to watch FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Published at :June 6, 2024 at 9:00 AM
Modified at :June 6, 2024 at 9:00 AM
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All eyes will be on India’s captain Sunil Chhetri as he plays his last match.

India are in desperate need of a win when they host Kuwait in their next 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers second-round clash on Thursday (June 6). The Blue Tigers will hope to end their miserable losing run in 2024 at the Salt Lake Stadium in what will also be Sunil Chhetri’s final match for the national team.

India need to win to keep their hopes of progressing into the third round of qualifying alive and well, while also ending this awful rut that has set in since that win over Kuwait in November 2023. The visitors, however, will aim to ruin Chhetri’s final hurrah by producing a sturdy and efficient performance to pile on the Blue Tigers’ misery in their yard.

Igor Stimac is under immense pressure to deliver India’s first win in 2024. The Blue Tigers had a poor AFC Asian Cup campaign in January and also failed to defeat Afghanistan in their last two FIFA World Cup qualifiers. They can’t afford to slip up anymore if they hope to get past the second round of qualifying and keep their 2026 World Cup dreams alive.

Stimac has to reinvigorate his side to feed off the energy of the 60,000+ crowd at the Salt Lake Stadium and be more clinical than they have been in recent matches. The players need to put their best feet forward and produce an efficient performance to Chhetri the memorable send-off he deserves.

Kuwait were stunned by India in their yard in the first match of the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. They haven’t forgotten about it and will be gunning for revenge this time around. The Blue Wave have a nicely balanced squad that has quite a few experienced players and a bunch of talented young players too. They will look to produce a significantly better performance than they did in the reverse fixture.

Kuwait are also pushing for a place in the third round of qualifying in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers and realize how important defeating India can be. It can not only get them out of the last position in Group A but also place them in pole position for getting past the second round knowing that India faces Qatar afterwards. However, another defeat to India will end the Blue Wave’s ambitions of qualifying for the 2026 World Cup.

As surreal as it feels, Sunil Chhetri will be gracing Indian football fans for his final match in a Blue Tigers shirt against Kuwait. In what will be his 151st appearance for India and 19 years after he made his debut in 2005, Chhetri is determined to go out on a high.

Mohammad Daham has proven to be the Kuwait side’s breakout star from their jittery FIFA World Cup qualifiers campaign, producing several bright performances. The Kuwait SC star featured heavily for them in the 2023-24 AFC Cup, scoring once in five appearances.

Where is the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers game between India and Kuwait happening?

The FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match between India and Kuwait will be played at the Salt Lake stadium, Kolkata, India, on 6 June 2024 (Thursday).

When will the match between India and Kuwait be played?

The match will be played at 07:00 PM IST.

Where will the game between India and Kuwait be telecasted?

The game will be telecasted on the Sports18 Network (Sports18 1, Sports18 1HD, and Sports18 3).

Where will the game between India and Kuwait be live-streamed?

The game will be live-streamed on JioCinema.

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