India beat Kuwait 1-0 in their opening FIFA World Cup 2026 AFC qualifier match.
Manvir Singh scored the only goal of the match in the 75th minute.
India was restricted to their own half early on but created chances as the game progressed.
Kuwait failed to convert their chances and were reduced to 10 men in stoppage time.
India will next play Qatar on Tuesday in their second group match.
The top two teams in the group will qualify for the third round and the 2027 AFC Asian Cup.
India will take on world No. 61 Qatar on Tuesday, November 21.