Sunil Chhetri announces retirement from international football 

Sunil Chhetri announces retirement from international football 

Sunil Chhetri announces retirement from international football 

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Sunil Chhetri has announced the end of his international football career. The legendary Indian football player declared that his final game wearing the national jersey would be against Kuwait.

This was revealed by Sunil Chhetri in a video that he shared on social media. In the second round of FIFA World Cup qualifying, Sunil Chhetri declared that his match against Kuwait would be his final one. On June 6, the game will take place at Salt Lake Stadium.

“Will I be sad after this? Of course! Do I feel sad every day because of this? Yes!”. “Do I feel like I’ll miss the training and there’s just 20 days of it left? Yes. It took time because the kid inside me never wants to stop being given a chance to play for his country…Sunil Chhetri added in the video.

On June 12, 2005, Chhetri made his debut for India against Pakistan and scored the team’s first goal in that same game. Currently, among the active players, Chhetri has the third-highest total of goals scored for his country (94 in 150 matches), behind only the Argentine great Lionel Messi and the leader and legend of Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo. He is also the most-capped Indian footballer and has many records honoured up to his name.

The legend’s impact on Indian football was greatly acknowledged by numerous teams and sports organizations throughout the nation. Check them out!