Chhetri equals Messi record as India down Kenya

Annette Crawford
June 12, 2018

At the half-way stage, India were 2-0 ahead. The world's third highest active global goalscorer, Chhetri, has so far found the back of the net in each of the three games, including a hat-trick against Chinese Taipei and a brace against Kenya.

The India vs Kenya match will be played at the Mumbai Football Arena, Mumbai.

They will look to replicate the performance of their league game against the African side again in the summit clash, which the organisers have claimed to be a "sold out" match.

Thanks to a brace by captain marvel Sunil Chhetri, India beat Kenya 2-0 to become the 2018 Hero Intercontinental Cup champions.

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Forget the players for a moment, forget the opposition, forget that they were in Mumbai, hardly a football hotbed, and focus on the structure. Constantine was not. India won't get the chance to make amends for Thursday's dismal defeat in Sunday's final after Kenya pipped the All Whites on goal difference with a 4-0 thrashing of Chinese Taipei, who exited the tournament without scoring a goal.

DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Anas Edathodika, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sandesh Jhingan, Lalruatthara, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Subhasish Bose.


GOALKEEPERS: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Amrinder Singh, Vishal Kaith.

MIDFIELDERS: Udanta Singh, Ashique Kuruniyan, Rowllin Borges, Anirudh Thapa, Pronay Halder, Md.

That India would go on to finish the match with five of the seven players who were replaced in the starting lineup told you all you needed to know about Constantine's assessment of his changes.

Chhetri at 62 goals in 101 worldwide matches before the Kenya win was two goals away from matching Messi who has scored 64 times for Argentina in 124 appearances.

Sunil Chhetri who already has 8 goals in 3 matches, scored a brace for India in their win against Kenya, that was also the 31-year-old's momentous 100th game.

When is the match between India versus Kenya going to start?

Harambee Stars center back Jockins Atudo is thrilled by the prospects of qualifying for the Intercontinental Cup in India.

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