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Twitter reacts as Sunil Chhetri nets brace to secure intercontinental cup

Twitter Erupts In Joy As Sunil Chhetri And Team Beat Kenya To Lift The Intercontinental Cup Milestone man Chhetri helps India beat Kenya 2-0 to clinch Intercontinental Cup
Cary Erickson | 12 June, 2018, 07:58

The Intercontinental Cup 2018 finals between India and Kenya going to be aired on Star Sports 2, Star Sports 2 HD.

They will look to replicate the performance of their league game against the African side again in the summit clash, which the organisers have claimed to be a "sold out" match.

The 4-nations tournament is being hosted as a preparatory ground for Blue Tigers ahead of the AFC Asian Cup, to be held in January next year. The top two teams, along with four best third-placed teams will advance to the round of 16.

India also boast of an array of decent midfielders like Udanta Singh, Anirudh Thapa, Pranay Halder and Halicharan Narzary. Though the visitors did create a couple of opportunities after the change of end, they proved no match to the brilliance of Indian custodian Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, who didn't let anything go past his towering frame.

At the back, India have experienced defenders like Sandesh Jhingan and Pritam Kotal. Rafique, Halicharan Narzary, Laldanmawia Ralte.

India thumped Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the opening game before grabbing another victory over Kenya with a 3-0 scoreline.

FORWARDS: Sunil Chhetri, Jeje Lalpekhlua, Balwant Singh, Alen Deory.

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Skipper Sunil Chhetri continued his superb form, striking a brace as India thrashed Kenya 2-0 to clinch the Intercontinental Cup at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday. "Obviously, we'd like to get players on December 10, as that will help them get used to the situation", the India coach added.

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Sunil Chhetri who already has 8 goals in 3 matches, scored a brace for India in their win against Kenya, that was also the 31-year-old's momentous 100th game.

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In the Intercontinental Cup tie, India were clear favourites as they had the home advantage.

After a World Cup cycle under former coach Anthony Hudson, who tried to instil a high-pressing game with plenty of moving parts that only worked properly on a handful of occasions and often deteriorated into old-fashioned kick and chase, the three games in India - wins over Chinese Taipei and the hosts and a narrow loss to Kenya - have been a breath of fresh air.