Sunil Chhetri Equals Messi After India Wins SAFF Championship
India defeated Nepal 3-0 to win their eighth SAFF Championship trophy on October 16, and Sunil Chhetri equaled the legendary Lionel Messi with his 80th international goal. This is Igor Stimac's first championship as head coach of the Indian football team, who has been chastised for his club's inability to win enough games. The final was India's 12th in 13 seasons, demonstrating the Blue Tigers' dominance in this regional event.
Tags: Football, Sunil Chhetri, SAFF Championship, India
Courtesy: The Indian Express
Sunil Chhetri Becomes 3rd Highest Goal-Scorer After Lionel Messi
Sunil Chhetri scored twice for India to beat Maldives (3-1) in their last match, advancing to SAFF Championships final on October 13. With his brace, the 37-year-old has now surpassed Pele's record of 77 international goals. He is presently the world's third-highest-active-goal-scorer. Chhetri is one goal behind Argentina's Lionel Messi, second-best international goal-scorer after Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. India finished first in the five… read-more
Tags: Football, Sunil Chhetri, India, Maldives, SAFF Championship
Courtesy: The Times Of India