Report Wire - India topped SAFF champions for eighth time as Sunil Chhetri leads Blue Tigers to 3-0 win over Nepal

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India topped SAFF champions for eighth time as Sunil Chhetri leads Blue Tigers to 3-0 win over Nepal

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SAFF Championships: Sunil Chhetri led from the entrance as soon as once more as India defeated Nepal 3-0 to win a record-extending eighth title. Coach Igor Stimac gained his first trophy with the senior nationwide workforce after taking on in 2019. Chhetri, Suresh and Sahal scored for India as they defeated Nepal 3-0 on Saturday (Photo Courtesy: Indian Football Team Twitter)HIGHLIGHTSSunil Chhetri prime scored with objectives as India gained SAFF Championships 2021 in MaldivesChhetri, Suresh and Sahal scored for India as they defeated Nepal 3-0 on SaturdayThis was additionally coach Igor Stimac’s first trophy with the senior nationwide workforceSunil Chhetri led from the entrance as soon as once more as India overcame an unusual first-half to defeat Nepal 3-0 within the closing and win the SAFF Championships for a record-extending eighth time. Goals from Chhetri, Suresh Singh Wangjam and Sahal Abdul Samad gave the Blue Tigers a convincing victory on the National Stadium in Male, Maldives.

Head coach Igor Stimac was not on the sidelines because of a suspension however he’ll breathe simple after profitable his first trophy with the Indian workforce. Stimac, who took cost of India’s senior nationwide workforce in 2019, additionally grew to become the sixth coach to win the SAFF Championships title and third foreigner after Jiri Pesek (1993) and Stephen Constantine (2015).Sunil Chhetri, who in all probability performed his final SAFF Championship match on Saturday, delivered the products as he impressed the workforce that lacked decisiveness within the closing third within the first half. It took solely 4 minutes within the second half for the legend to place India 1-0 forward.Suresh Singh doubled the lead quickly after following which India saved creating possibilities. It all paid off as Sahal, who got here on from the bench, put the match to the mattress with a stoppage-time strike.”It feels good to come here as the dominant side and win. It was not easy but I am happy that a lot of youngsters came good,” mentioned Chhetri after the victorious run in Male.Sunil Chhetri ended the SAFF Championships 2021 with essentially the most variety of objectives — 5, together with the brace that he scored towards hosts Maldives in a crunch group-stage encounter earlier this week.FULL-TIMEC.H.A.M.P.I.O.N.S.3-0https://t.co/Krscpgs4nu#INDNEP #SAFFChampionship2021 #BackTheBlue #IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/bcZwgDxGHn— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) October 16, 2021
India drew towards Bangladesh and Sri Lanka of their first two matches which had put them in peril of lacking the ultimate however the win towards Nepal within the group levels introduced them again into the event after which they hammered the Maldives.Nonetheless, Nepal will depart the Maldives with their heads held excessive because the aspect ranked 61 locations beneath India at 168th reached their first closing and gave a superb account of themselves within the first half of the massive closing.Click right here for IndiaIn the present day.in’s full protection of the coronavirus pandemic.