Asian Cup champions Qatar proved too hot to handle for Igor Stimac’s boys as the Blue Tigers went down 0-3 in their second match of the FIFA World Cup 2026 and AFC Asian Cup Saudi Arabia 2027 Joint Qualification campaign.
Sunil Chhetri took time out of his busy schedule to speak to the-aiff.com and provide a snapshot of what he feels about India’s chances in the opening away tie against Kuwait.
Seasoned Sunil Chhetri stole the spotlight for the umpteenth time on Thursday when India beat Bangladesh to stay afloat in the battle for a last-16 spot in the Asian Games in Hangzhou.
Currently, India are placed second in Group A behind China, who have six points. Both India and Myanmar have three points from two matches each, but India are ahead because they scored more goals than Myanmar.
Riding on a late Sunil Chhetri penalty, the Blue Tigers beat Bangladesh 1-0 in their Group A encounter at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou on Thursday, September 21, 2023.
Despite a brave first half performance, India fell to hosts China 1-5 in their opening group game at the 19th Asian Games on Tuesday 19 September at the Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium, in Hangzhou.
Indian national team skipper and Bengaluru FC talisman Sunil Chhetri spoke highly of the exposure that the Indian Super League (ISL) provides to youngsters.
India gear up to play their 57th match at the Asian Games, the first in nine years, against hosts China in the opening fixture at Hangzhou 2022 at the Huanglong Sports Centre Stadium on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at 17:00 IST
The All India Football Federation, on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, named a 17-member men’s squad for the Asian Games, in Hangzhou, China, which is set to begin on September 19.
Chhetri, skipper of Bengaluru FC underlined his intentions of doing everything he can to avoid being benched by head coach Simon Grayson this season.