Qatar defeated India 1-0 to go seven points clear at the top of Group E in the 2023 Asian Cup & 2022 FIFA World Cup Joint-Qualifiers.
Abdulaziz Hatem scored the only goal of the game in the 33rd minute.
The Asian champions dominated the game but failed to add more goals due to mixture of their poor finishing and a brilliant performance from India goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh.
India played with ten men for most of the match after Rahul Bheke was sent-off in the 17th minute.
They now need only a draw against Oman in their final qualifying match on June 7th to reach the 2023 AFC Asian Cup as group winners.
2023 AFC Asian Cup & 2022 FIFA World Cup Joint-Qualifiers – Group E
Date: June 3, 2021
Location: Jassim bin Hamad Stadium
Qatar (1) [Abdulaziz Hatem 33]
Saad Al-Sheeb; Musab Kheder, Bassam Al-Rawi, Boualem Khoukhi, Abdulkarim Hassan (Homam Al-Amin 89), Karim Boudiaf, Abdulaziz Hatem, Hassan Al-Haydos; Yusuf Abdurisag (Ismael Mohamed 79), Mohammed Muntari (Abdullah Al-Ahrak 65), Al-Moez Ali – Coach: Felix Sanchez
Unused Substitutes: Meshaal Barshim (GK), Mahmoud Abunada (GK), Abdullah Marefee, Salem Al-Hajri, Sultan Al-Braik, Tarek Salman, Hashim Ali, Mohammed Waad, Abdulrasheed Umaru
Gurpreet Singh; Rahul Bheke, Subhasish Bose, Sandesh Jhingan, Pritam Kotal, Suresh Singh (Liston Colaco 84), Glan Martins (Lalengmawia 68), Ashique Kuruniyan (Sahal Abdul Samad 84), Sunil Chhetri (Udanta Singh 46), Manvir Singh – Coach: Igor Stimac
Unused Substitutes: Amrinder Singh (GK), Dheeraj Singh (GK), Adil Khan, Pronay Halder, Brandon Fernandes, Narender Gahlot, Ishan Pandita
Yellow Cards: Rahul Bheke 9’ (India), Al-Moez Ali 79’ (Qatar)
Red Cards: Rahul Bheke 17’ (India)