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After a hattrick goal with a Pakistan match, Sunil Chhetri joins Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo and becomes the fourth international player to achieve this 90-goal record. This is the fourth hat trick goal for the Indian footballer. In the 15th and 74th minutes, he managed to convert the penalties into goals and made India win the SAFF Championship title.
At SAFF Championship 2023 at Bengaluru Sree Kanteerava Stadium, the star player of Indian football Sunil Chhetri at the age of 38 scored a hat-trick in the game and joins Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and UAE legend Ali Daei. Chettri has scored 90 international goals to date.
List of the International goals by players:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) - 123 goals
Ali Daei (UAE) - 109 goals
Lionel Messi (Argentina) - 103 goals
Sunil Chhetri (India) - 90 goals
Mokhtar Dahari (Malaysia) - 89 goals
Sunil Chhetri also maintains to be at the third spot on the active list of players as the UAE player Ali Daei is not active anymore. Besides this, yesterday’s first half of the match faced heavy drenching. In the second half Indian coach Igor Stimac was shown a red card for pulling back the ball from the Pakistani player Abdullah Iqbal. Many players in yesterday’s India Vs Pakistan football match got yellow cards. This is the first time since 2018, India is facing Pakistan in the football match.