India’s senior men’s football team will, theoretically, play Qatar on October 8 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar. The next two FIFA World Cup qualifiers are to be played in Bangladesh on November 12 and at home against Afghanistan on November 17. India are pretty much out of the running for the next round of World Cup qualifiers, but the game is vital from the perspective of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup. It will be the first big game of the season and a curtain-raiser for the club competitions that will follow. Arjun Pandit, Jaydeep Basu and Siddhanth Aney talk about the possibilities and impact.