Manvir Singh’s goal ignites India’s triumph in World Cup Qualifiers Against Kuwait
Manvir Singh’s remarkable left-footed strike led India to a triumphant start in the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 Joint Qualifiers against Kuwait.
India’s campaign in the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 Joint Qualifiers commenced with an impressive victory over Kuwait, courtesy of Manvir Singh’s brilliant left-footed strike in the 75th minute. The single goal secured India’s win at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City.
The game seemed uneventful until Manvir’s game-changing moment. Amidst the artificial stadium lights, Manvir’s performance outshone everything else. His timely positioning and skillful left-footed shot from a Lallianzuala Chhangte cross sealed India’s victory, leaving Kuwait’s goalkeeper helpless.
Despite this significant win, India faces a formidable challenge against Qatar in their next match. However, defeating Kuwait on their home ground was a commendable achievement. The hosts were visibly shaken, with a late red card adding to their woes.
Credit goes to India’s head coach, Igor Stimac, whose strategic decisions, including Chhangte’s impactful substitution, played a pivotal role in the team’s success. Chhangte’s fresh energy revitalized the team’s attack, contributing to the crucial goal.
The victory holds historical significance as India aims to progress to the next round in the World Cup campaign. While Kuwait struggled to penetrate India’s defense, the Indian team displayed a more enterprising approach, led by players like Manvir Singh and Nikhil Poojary.
Despite limited scoring opportunities, India’s proactive gameplay reflected dominance over Kuwait. Captain Sunil Chhetri’s missed opportunity, alongside Manvir’s magical strike, stood out as the key moments in the match.
The win against Kuwait serves as a promising start for India in the qualifiers, setting the tone for an exciting tournament ahead.