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SAFF Championship: Chhetri Scores As India Overcome Nepal 1-0

With eight minutes of regulation time left, captain Chhetri broke the deadlock. Substitute Farukh Choudhary headed an aerial through ball by Brandon onto Chhetri's path, as the India captain volleyed it home with his left foot.

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Asian Cup Qualifiers: Sunil Chhetri Nets 2 In India's Win Over Bangladesh

India captain Sunil Chhetri struck twice in the closing minutes to hand India a 2-0 win over Bangladesh to revive his team's prospects of advancing from Group E of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and AFC Asian Cup 2023 qualifiers.

India Football Captain Sunil Chhetri Tests COVID-19 Positive
India Football Captain Sunil Chhetri Tests COVID-19 Positive

New Delhi: India football captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The 36-year-old footballer, who was playing for Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League until February 25, said that he feels fine and is recovering from the virus. “In a not-so-happy update, I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. In […]

AFC Asian Cup 2019: Sunil Chhetri Voted 'Favourite Player'

New Delhi: Indian captain Sunil Chhetri was voted as the favourite player of the AFC Asian Cup 2019, the Asian Football Confederation said on Saturday. Chhetri edged out Eldor Shomurodov of Uzbekistan in the final by a 51-49 percent of votes in a fan poll conducted by the AFC. “19 days, 561,856 votes The #AsianCup2019 […]

Pregnant Elephant Death In Kerala: Sports Fraternity React To Barbaric Incident

Mumbai: A 15-year-old pregnant elephant fell victim to an inhumane act after a pineapple filled with powerful firecrackers offered by a man exploded in her mouth. This inhumane incident has drawn a lot of attention within the sports community. Sportspersons from all around the world are taking to social media platforms to voice their anger […]

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Working Harder As I Don't Have Many Games Left For India: Sunil Chhetri

Kolkata: At 35, Sunil Chhetri knows he does not have “many” games left for the national team, hence at the turn of the new year, the talisman Indian football team captain wants to work even harder on his game as he tries to guide the team to the 2023 Asian Cup in China. “I understand […]

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India Doesn't Need Me To Put Up Good Performance: Chhetri

Kolkata: He might be India’s highest goalscorer and the go-to man when it comes to scoring goals, but Sunil Chhetri on Monday said this team under head coach Igor Stimac does not need him to be successful. “The Indian team doesn’t need Sunil Chhetri to put up a good performance. I am just one of […]

India Emerge Group Winners In AFC U-16, Qualify For Finals

New Delhi: The India U-16 National Team played a 1-1 draw against hosts Uzbekistan on Sunday to finish on top of Group B and qualify for the AFC U-16 Championship Bahrain 2020 to be held next year. The Indian colts, coached by Bibiano Fernandes, finished on 7 points from 3 matches – the same as […]

My Best Yet To Come: Qatar Draw Hero Gurpreet

Kolkata: He lost count of the number of saves he had to make as India recorded a famous 0-0 draw against Asian champions Qatar in a World Cup qualifier, but in terms of physical capacity, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels he can do more. Leading the side in the absence of indisposed Sunil Chhetri, Gurpreet spent on […]

Dear India, That's My Team & Those Are My Boys: Chhetri

New Delhi: India captain Sunil Chhetri is extremely proud of the way the Blue Tigers fought valiantly against Qatar and held the Asian champions to a goal-less draw in the second match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and AFC Asian Cup China 2023 joint qualifiers Round 2 in Doha. Chhetri, who could not […]

I just have to be good example for players: Chhetri

Guwahati: Looking to lead by example, star striker Sunil Chhetri on Wednesday said the Indian football team is “fit and hungry” going into its opening 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match, against Oman. The 103-ranked India will begin their campaign on Thursday at what is expected to be a packed Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. Chhetri, […]

Indian football progressed well in past 10 years but still lot of catch-up to do: Chhetri

New Delhi: Indian football superstar Sunil Chhetri feels the country has made progress in the past 10 years but still remains far behind other Asian powers in fields such as grassroot development and talent scouting. Chhetri said the country still needs to do a lot of work to narrow the gap with the Asian powers […]

India Drop Down To 103 In FIFA Rankings

New Delhi: The Indian football team moved down by two places to 103 in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday. In the recently held Intercontinental Cup, India failed to register even a single win as they lost to Tajikistan (2-4) and DPR Korea (2-5) before playing out a 1-1 draw against Syria in their […]

Chhetri Lauds Kohli And Co. For World Cup Effort

New Delhi: Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri has lauded the national cricket team and its skipper Virat Kohli for their effort in the World Cup, where they crashed out in the semifinal after losing to New Zealand on Wednesday. “This team you’ve led has played the kind of cricket to make all of us […]

Tajikistan beat India 4-2 in Intercontinental Cup opener

Ahmedabad: India squandered a 2-0 first half lead to lose 2-4 against Tajikistan in the opening match of the four-nation Intercontinental Cup here on Sunday. In what was a game of two halves, Sunil Chhetri’s brace put India in the driver’s seat in the first half before Tajikistan scored four goals after the breather to […]

India thrash Kenya, lift Intercontinental Cup

Mumbai: Skipper Sunil Chhetri continued his superb form, striking a brace as India thrashed Kenya 2-0 to clinch the Intercontinental Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday. Chhetri, who scored in the eighth and 29th minutes to hand India a convincing victory, also equalled Argentina’s Lionel Messi’s tally of 64 international goals, making […]

Intercontinental Cup Football: India cannot take Kenya lightly in final, says Constantine

Mumbai: A day prior to the final of the Hero Intercontinental Cup football tournament against Kenya, India coach Stephen Constantine stressed all that happened in the round robin stage is now “done and dusted” and the title clash is going to be a “new challenge”. “What we did in the round robin stage is done […]

Intercontinental Cup Football: Dyer's late goal helps New Zealand pip India

Mumbai: Moses Dyer’s late goal helped New Zealand edge past India 2-1 in an Intercontinental Cup match at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Thursday. A lucky goal from Sunil Chhetri put India into the lead in the 48th minute but the Kiwis first restored parity through Andre Jong, while substitute Moses John Dyer sealed […]

Intercontinental Cup: Chhetri double on 100th game helps India beat Kenya

Mumbai: Skipper Sunil Chhetri scored a brace on his 100th international game as Jeje Lalpekhlua also got on the scoresheet to help India beat Kenya 3-0 and put on foot in the final of the Intercontinental Cup on a rain-soaked Monday night at the Mumbai Football Arena here. After a barren first half which saw […]

Intercontinental Cup Football: Chhetri eyes landmark as India face Kenya

Mumbai: The Indian players will aim to gift their skipper Sunil Chhetri a memorable 100th international match when they face Kenya in an Intercontinental Cup tie here on Monday. India sit pretty at the top of the four-team table after their facile 5-0 victory over Chinese Taipei in the opening match of the football tournament. […]

Intercontinental Cup: India thrash Chinese Taipei in opener

Mumbai: Skipper Sunil Chhetri struck a hat-trick as India demolished Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the inaugural match of the Intercontinental Cup football tournament here on Friday. Chhetri (14th, 34th, 62nd minutes) was in sublime form, showcasing excellent finishing ability as India started their campaign on a rousing note. Udanta Singh (48th) and Pranoy Halder (78th) […]

Not just going to make up numbers in Asian Cup: India coach Constantine

New Delhi: Facing continental heavyweights like Bahrain and UAE is a tough ask but Indian national football coach Stephen Constantine is confident that Sunil Chhetri and his men won’t just be going to make up the numbers during next year’s Asian Cup. In their last appearance in the Asian Cup in 2011, India coached Irishman […]

Chhetri's birthday to be celebrated as Delhi's Football Day

New DelhI: Football Delhi on Sunday announced that India team captain Sunil Chhetri’s birthday on August 3 will henceforth be celebrated as Delhi’s Football Day. The 33-year-old has represented India 97 times since 2005. He has scored 56 goals for the national team since then. “Delighted to announce the decision of #FootballDelhi executive committee meeting today. […]

India thrash Macau to qualify for 2019 Asian Cup

Bengaluru: India thrashed Macau 4-1 to qualify for the 2019 Asian Cup football tournament here on Wednesday. Rowllin Borges (28th minute) put India ahead in the first half before Sunil Chhetri (60th) and Jeje Lalpekhlua (90+2) found the net after the break. Macau defender Man Fai Ho scored an own goal in the 70th minute […]

India on verge of AFC Asian Cup qualification

Bengaluru: India will eye a win against Macau in order to virtually qualify for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2019 here on Wednesday. The 107th placed India have recorded a cent per cent win in the third round qualifiers, defeating lower ranked teams Kyrgyz Republic (128) and Myanmar (157) earlier by solitary goal […]