The 37-year-old Indian international, Sunil Chhetri, has surpassed the number of goals in international matches with his country, surpassing the record of the legend Lionel Messi, and occupies the second place behind the leader, Cristiano Ronaldo.
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The famous Indian player “Chetri” managed to beat his country’s two goals against Bangladesh, in the match that brought the two teams together last Monday, in the seventh round of Group E in the joint qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup and 2023 Asian Nations Cup.
India’s Sunil Chhetri surpasses Lionel Messi to become the second highest international goal scorer among active men’s players ⚽️🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/jJwEiZdYwz
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) June 8, 2021
The Indian Chhetri raised his score during his international participation with his country to 74 goals, surpassing the number of Argentine legend Lionel Messi, 33, with his country, who has 72 goals in his record.
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It also surpassed the number of Emirati player Ali Mabkhout, who reached 73 goals with his country during his football career, far ahead of Ronaldo, who came with 103 goals so far.
FIFA celebrate the achievement of Indian Chhetri
The International Federation of International Football Associations “FIFA” interacted with the achievement presented by the Indian football legend “Chetri”, as he posted on his official account on the social networking sites “Twitter”, a video of Chhetri’s celebration of his achievement, which received congratulations after the end of the India-Bangladesh match.
🤩 He’s now got more than Messi! Sunil Chhetri’s double earns the Blue Tigers a 2-0 win in #WCQ and moves him on to 74 international goals – above Lionel Messi and one off entering world football’s all-time top 10 🧗♂️@chetrisunil11 | @IndianFootball pic.twitter.com/sCCd6BgS9H
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) June 7, 2021
And the International Federation “FIFA” tweeted, saying: “Chetri now has more international goals than Messi, the duo of Soel Chhetri gives the Blue Tiger “India” and a 2-0 victory without a response, during the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, and makes him raise his score to 74 international goals, surpassing Lionel Messi”.
The retired Iranian football legend Ali Daei is the top scorer in international matches with his country, with 109 goals, six goals behind Portuguese star Ronaldo.
Most of the current players scored with the national teams:
ست Cristiano Ronaldo (103) Goal
🇮🇳 Sunil Chhetri (74) goals
🇦🇪 Ali Mabkhout (73) goals
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi (72) goals
India’s Sunil Chhetri beats Messi and Ali Mabkhout pic.twitter.com/28ODtBx6E9
– European Nations Cup / Copa America 2021 (@halamadridy7) June 7, 2021
It is expected that Don Ronaldo will reach the Iranian Daei number or its equivalent this year, given that Ronaldo is on the verge of a round of strong competitions with Portugal in the European Nations Championship “Euro 2020”, as well as the World Cup qualifiers, which will be held in Qatar in 2022.
The Euro 2020 tournament is scheduled to start on the 11th of June, while it will end on the 11th of July next month.
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