newsfootball8 days ago

Sunil Chhetri surpasses Wayne Rooney to become the fourth highest active goalscorer in international football

Sunil Chhetri displaced England striker Wayne Rooney to occupy the fourth spot on the international highest active goalscorer list courtesy his winning strike against Kyrgyzstan. Chhetri is now behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Clint Dempsey who occupy the top three positions in that order.
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reportfootball10 days ago

Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers | Sunil Chhetri shines as India beats Kyrgyz Republic 1-0

Yesterday, Asian Cup Qualifiers saw an entertaining match between India and Kyrgyz Republic, where the Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri showed his class again and scored the match winning goal to help India register a 1-0 win. India's next qualifier is against Macau on September 5.
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newsfootball17 days ago

India register satisfactory win over Nepal in friendly

India's preparations for their AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Kyrgyzstan appeared on track as they thrashed lower-ranked Nepal 2-0 in an international friendly at Mumbai Football Arena on Tuesday. Sandesh Jhingan and Jeje Lalpekhlua scored for the hosts in the second half to set up the win.
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newsfootballa month ago

Stage set for Bengaluru-Bagan battle at Barabati

It's a clash of the old versus the new when Mohun Bagan takes on Bengaluru FC in the finals of the Federation Cup today in Cuttack. While Bengaluru may be the favorites for the title on paper, Bagan will fancy their chances in the absence of Bengaluru's talisman Sunil Chettri.
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reportfootball3 months ago

Asian Cup Qualifier | Sunil Chhetri scores historic goal in Indian win

India got off to the perfect start in the Asian Cup Qualifiers through Sunil Chhetri who scored in injury time to secure a first win over Myanmar in 64 years. The Indian team were under pressure for most parts in the game but thanks to the heroics of Gurpreet Sandhu managed to keep a clean sheet.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Hope my I-League record is broken, says Chhetri

National captain Sunil Chhetri hopes that his record of being the top Indian goalscorer in the I-league is broken soon, saying that it will be good for the national team. He also said that assuming that India are in an easy group for the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers would be a big mistake.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Constantine to take up U-17 India manager role on a temporary basis

National team coach Stephen Constantine will temporarily take over at the helm of the Under-17 football team after coach Nikolai Adam resigned in controversial circumstances. Constantine has been given the job ahead of the U-17 World Cup even as AIFF continue to look for a permanent replacement.
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newsfootball4 months ago

Asian Cup key to development of India, says Sunil Chhetri

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri believes that India's regular participation in the AFC Asian Cup is important if it wants to develop as a footballing nation. India, who failed to qualify last time, are grouped with Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan, and Macau in the last round of the qualifier this year.
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reportfootball6 months ago

I-League | Bengaluru FC make a winning start against Shillong Lajong

Udanta Singh turned up with a brace while Sena Ralte scored the third as Bengaluru FC got their I-League title defence off to a perfect start with a 3-0 win over Shillong Lajong at the Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru, on Saturday. BFC's new recruit Lenny Rodrigues was handed a start by Albert Roca.
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newsfootball6 months ago

Gurpreet Singh urges Indian footballers to go abroad

Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who is playing for Norwegian club Stabaek, has urged the budding footballers to move abroad in order to get the right coaching they need. The 24-year-old has also stressed on the need of a 10-month long domestic league for the players to raise their level.
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