The Indian football team defeated Bangladesh 2-0 in their seventh group match in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers. The hero of this match was Sunil Chhetri, the captain of the Indian football team. He scored two goals in the second half of the match, with the help of which the Indian team was able to win the match. This was India’s first win in the qualifiers match. At the same time, with two goals in this match, Sunil Chhetri has also left behind the star captain of Argentina football team and veteran player Lionel Messi. Now Sunil Chhetri has become the second highest goal scorer among active footballers.
74 goals scored so far
In the 79th minute of the match against Bangladesh, Sunil Chhetri opened the account for the team by scoring the first goal. He then scored the second goal in the last moments of the match. With the second goal, Chhetri ensured the team’s victory in this Group E match. With these two goals, 36-year-old Chhetri has increased his number of goals to 74 at the international level and has come to the second position. At the same time, he has also left Messi behind. However, in terms of scoring the most goals, Portugal’s legend is Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo has so far scored 103 goals in 174 matches at the international level.
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Here are the top 5
On the other hand, if we talk about the top 5 footballers who have scored the most goals, then Ali Mabkhut of the United Arab Emirates is at number three in this list. Mbkhut is at number three with 73 goals. He has scored these goals in 89 matches. On the other hand, Argentina team captain Lionel Messi is at number four. Messi has scored 72 goals in 143 matches so far. Last in the top 5 is Poland striker Robert Lewandowski. Footballer Lewandowski has so far scored 66 goals in 118 matches at the international level.
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India’s first win in the tournament
Talking about the Indian football team, this is the team’s first victory in the tournament. Earlier on June 3, it had suffered a 0-1 defeat against Qatar. However, in this match against Bangladesh, Team India made a tremendous comeback and won the match. Bangladesh tried to equalize till the last minute, but without success. Now India will face Afghanistan on June 15. India is already out of the race for the 2022 World Cup.
Source: Patrika : India's Leading Hindi News Portal by www.patrika.com.
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