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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 […]