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Sunil Chhetri: We Are Stronger and Better Prepared for the 2026 World Cup Qualifiers

– Sunil Chhetri
– Indian national football team
– FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers
– AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 Joint Qualification
– India vs Kuwait match
– Teamwork in football
– Chhetri’s record in pre-World Cup appearances
– Playing away matches
– India’s performance at home vs. away
– SAFF Championship
Veteran Indian striker Sunil Chhetri expressed confidence in his team’s preparedness for the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifiers, noting that the players have garnered valuable game time experience ahead of their upcoming campaign. The 39-year-old, who will lead India in the Round 2 qualifiers and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 Joint Qualification matches, emphasized the team’s strong morale and solid performances against international teams, attributing these factors to their enhanced readiness for the challenges ahead.

Chhetri highlighted the familiarity of his team with their upcoming opponents, Kuwait, Qatar, and Afghanistan, indicating that the squad will not be taken by surprise by their playing styles. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork and team spirit, he underscored the need for hard work and adjustments in their approach to succeed in away matches, recognizing the significance of securing points in every game to progress to the next round.

Acknowledging the challenge of playing Kuwait on their home turf, Chhetri cautioned that the hostile environment and home support for the hosts could pose a tougher test for his team, stressing the need to minimize errors and remain focused in order to secure positive results in their qualifying matches.

Overall, Chhetri emphasized the collective efforts of the team and the need for thorough preparation to overcome the challenges and secure a spot in the next round of the World Cup qualifiers.

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