Sunil Chhetri’s stupendous strike gave India all three points against Vanuatu in the Intercontinental Cup

Sunil Chhetri scored a match-deciding goal in the 83rd minute of the game and got away with a narrow victory against Vanuatu.
Sunil Chhetri came up with another match winning performance (Image - InsideSport)
Sunil Chhetri came up with another match winning performance (Image - InsideSport)

Captain Sunil Chhetri stepped up when it mattered the most to secure a victory for his country, which is currently enjoying a streak of four consecutive clean sheets. The Indian Football Team claim a narrow victory over Vanuatu as they put Intercontinental Cup 2023 Final in sight,

India played with a very unusual starting line-up today, as they fielded four attacking players – Sunil Chhetri, Liston Colaco, Naorem Mahesh Singh, and Nandhakumar Sekar, who were all allowed a lot of freedom to operate in the attacking area.

Despite dominating the game, India failed to find the back of the net, as they lacked quality in the final third. But a moment of magic by captain Sunil Chhetri late in the second half ensured that India walked away with a win, and booked a place in the finals of the Hero Intercontinental Cup 2023.

Sunil Chhetri scored a banger to help India reach the Intercontinental Cup

Nandha had an incredible National team debut as the player impressed in his left-wing position. Nandha combined really well with Liston and provided premium balls into the box. Also, his swift exchanges with Subhasish Bose on the left flank facilitated a number of attacking opportunities for the hosts.

Sunil Chhetri proved himself on the pitch once again. India struggled to find the back of the net all night long, Their hopes of a winner were slim going into the final few minutes of the game. The skipper smashed an incredible volley to fire India into the lead in the 83rd minute, as the Blue Tigers claimed another victory in the Hero Intercontinental Cup.

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