WC Qualifier: Guam beat India, Chhetri becomes First Indian Footballer to Score 50 International Goals

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Guam beat India, Chhetri becomes First Indian Footballer to Score 50 International Goals
Guam beat India, Chhetri becomes First Indian Footballer to Score 50 International Goals
Guam beat India, Chhetri becomes First Indian Footballer to Score 50 International Goals
Guam beat India, Chhetri becomes First Indian Footballer to Score 50 International Goals

India has seen another defeat in the World Cup 2018 qualifiers as Guam comfortably beat the Indian side 2-1 on Tuesday.

The match also witnessed a milestone when India’s star striker Sunil Chhetri converted a cross with his header in the final minute added time which made him the first Indian footballer to score 50 goals in International level.

Chhetri achieved the milestone in his 87th match.

“Number of goals never matter for me. I never keep track of feats. I just play for my nation,” the milestone achiever said.

Meanwhile, former captain Bhaichung Bhutia is at the second spot with 42 goals in 107 matches while IM Vijayan has 40 goals from 79 games.

After Guam took a 2-goal lead by scoring in each half, Chhetri reduced the margin for the visitors.

For the record, it was Chhetri who scored India’s all the goals in the team’s four joint preliminary round 2018 World Cup qualifying games so far.