Chhetri scores a brace: India beats Kenya and wins International cup


Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace and placed himself on par with Lionel Messi and lead the home side to Intercontinental cup title triumph with a 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit clash here on Sunday.

India Sunil Chhetri and team members after they won against Kenya.

33 years old Chhetri scored on 8th and 29th second and pushed India on the winning side.

He had scored three against Chinese Taipei, two each against Kenya in the league game and the final today and one against New Zealand.

Chhetri had a chance to make it 3-0 and score another hat-trick but he shot over the bar off a free-kick in the 43rd minute. At the half-way stage, India was 2-0 ahead.

India was back as a full strength side for the final after the head coach Stephen Constantine effected seven changes in the last league game against New Zealand, which they lost 1-2.

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