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Sunil Chhetri Beats Messi

Did you know that Indian footballer Sunil Chhetri has become the second-highest goalscorer in international football? He is currently the captain of the Indian men’s football team. 

Let’s look into the highlights of his latest match:

  • Chhetri scored two goals against Bangladesh in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers and defeated Bangladesh by 2-0
  • This was India’s first win in a World Cup qualifier in 20 years

With this, India has qualified for the Asian Cup in China in 2023.

Let’s have an insight into the records of the top goal scorers:

  • Chhetri has 74 goals in international football and is only behind Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo (103 goals) in the active international goal-scorers list
  • Ali Mabkhout of the UAE (United Arab Emirates) is third on the list with 73 goals to his name
  • In the fourth position, we have Argentina’s Lionel Messi (72 goals)

So, the all-time top goalscorer of the Indian national football team, Sunil Chhetri, is now just a goal away from entering the top-10!

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