Chhetri equals Messi record as India down Kenya

India vs Kenya

"India is somewhere between a sleeping giant and a rising competitor", the Swiss said.

As India took on Kenya in the finals of the Intercontinental Cup 2018 at the Mumbai Football Arena, Indian captain Chettri smashed a brilliant brace to seal a flawless 2-0 win which saw the Blue Tigers lift the trophy in front of a packed crowd which wouldn't die down shouting the 33-year-old's name who has now equalled Lionel Messi on the list of active goal scorers.

With a goal and three assists, Sarpreet Singh was the standout, continuing a strong start to a year where he has become the most promising New Zealand player to emerge since Thomas in 2014.

As the senior team is preparing for the AFC Asian Cup to be staged in UAE in 2019, Stephen Constantine's next tournament will be the Asian Games in Indonesia during August where the U23 side will take part.

India defeated Kenya 3-0 in their previous encounter, with Chhetri scoring twice during the match. With you team, always.

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Chhetri gave India the lead off a set-piece, assisted by Anirudh Thapa.

"It was time for others to come in and stake a claim for their place".

Schmid introduced four new players too, but it's important to highlight a key difference here. The prolific striker found the net in the 8th and the 29th minute of the match to end his fairytale display in the tournament in style.

Where to watch Intercontinental Cup 2018 Final India v/s Kenya match live on TV? True, there's little Constantine can do if teams invited by the All India Football Federation to compete in such events send weakened squads. They were finally given a thorough workout on Thursday evening, but for it to have been provided by a team The New Zealand Herald described as "arguably the most youthful and inexperienced national squad in New Zealand football history"?

The 33-year-old Chhetri's double strike capped a brilliant tournament which saw him score eight out of India's 11 goals and put him on par with Argentine superstar Messi with 64 strikes for the country to be the joint second highest worldwide goal scorer among active players.

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