New Delhi. Captain Sunil Chetri scored two goals and took India to the victory way. India defeated Kenya by 3-0 in Intercontinental Cup 2018 football match. With this victory India has reached in to the finals.
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Chhetri, scored a hat-trick against Chinese Taipei, after first half. Sunil Chhetri scored the first goal for India in the 68th minute. The goal was made by the host team through a disputed penalty corner. In the 71st minute, JJ Lalpekhlua scored the second goal and made India a 2-0 lead. The Indian team maintained their dominance in the match after this, and in 91 minutes, Chhetri scored the last goal for the team with Balwant Singh.
Bad weather conditions interrupted the game at Mumbai, due to which players felt difficulties in passing the ball to their team mates. No team was able to show their aggressive side in the game due to the bad weather conditions. Showing respect to captain of Indian Football team, even after bad weather conditions lots of audience and supporters came to see the match. Approx 12000 Indians supported and motivated Indian Football team yesterday.
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Sunil’s Emotional Appeal Made People Purchase Tickets : After the emotional appeal of Sunil Chhetri, all tickets were sold out of this match. Indian captain Chhetri had requested fans to come to the ground in a passionate video on Saturday to watch the match. Aditya Thakre, the president of the Mumbai District Football Association, tweeted, "After Chhetri's appeal many people bought tickets. We have to make sure that whenever the Indian football team plays, the field is full.
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