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The Indian men’s football team will play against Qatar, Kuwait and the winner between Afghanistan and Mongolia in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers.AIFF
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Here you will find all the important updates from Tuesday, November 21st.
Satwik-Chirag starts with a win
Some good news to start the day. India’s top pair Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty open their China Masters season with back-to-back wins. They easily defeated England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy 21:13, 21:10. This was a repeat of last year’s Commonwealth Games final, which the Indians had also won.
The Indians are the top seeds here after reaching the top spot in the world rankings after the Asian Games. However, early eliminations from the French Open and the Japan Masters saw them fall back in the rankings. (Note: The draws were made in advance, meaning the top seeding position is maintained.)
What awaits you today?
A big day for Indian football as mighty Asian champions Qatar are coming to town. The Kalinga Stadium is sold out, India is full of confidence. Can the hosts pull off one of the big surprises?
In badminton, the China Masters Super 750 begins today, where Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty will open their season against England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. Aakarshi Kashyap and HS Prannoy will also be in action on Tuesday.
In shooting sports, the season finale of the ISSF World Cup begins in Doha. The top 15 shooters in each discipline qualify for this event and India has a contingent of 12 shooters.
What happened yesterday?
You can see all the details of Monday’s news events Here. Here are the cliff notes:
Football: Arsene Wenger landed in India and described Indian football as a goldmine that needs to be explored.
Football: Manvir Singh, who scored the goal that helped India win their opening group game against Kuwait, missed training ahead of the match against Qatar.