AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri scores brace as India start campaign with 4-1 win over Thailand

Sunil Chhetri, left, and Anirudh Thapa celebrate their third goal. (AP Photo)

ABU DHABI: Indian football’s goal machine Sunil Chhetri  struck a brace to help the country stunningly outplay Thailand 4-1 and record its first victory in the Asian Cup since 1964 on a historic night here on Sunday.

Playing in his second Asian Cup and 105th match, Chhetri scored in the 27th (penalty) and 46th minutes for his 66th and 67th goals to become the second highest international goal scorer among active players.

 

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Credit: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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