Indian Football Legend Sunil Chhetri Announces Retirement After World Cup Qualifier

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri will hang up his boots for international football after India’s upcoming FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier against Kuwait on June 6th, 2024. The news comes after a glittering career spanning over two decades, where Chhetri established himself as a national hero and one of the greatest Indian footballers of all time.

A Legacy of Goals and Leadership

Chhetri, known for his exceptional link-up play, goal-scoring prowess, and inspiring leadership, is the third-highest international goalscorer among active players worldwide, only behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. He is also the most-capped player and the all-time top goalscorer for the Indian national team.

Fans Gear Up for Final Farewell

The announcement has sent shockwaves through the Indian football fraternity. Fans are gearing up to witness Chhetri’s final act in a blue jersey, hoping to send him off with a memorable performance and a potential win against Kuwait.

Social Media Buzz

Social media is flooded with messages of appreciation for Chhetri’s remarkable career and his contributions to Indian football.

What Lies Ahead?

While Chhetri will retire from international football, he is expected to continue playing for his club Bengaluru FC in the Indian Super League.

A New Era for Indian Football

Chhetri’s retirement marks the end of an era for Indian football. The Indian Football Association and fans alike will be looking towards the next generation of players to step up and carry forward the legacy of this iconic footballer.

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