FIFA Shoots ‘Special Series’ With Indian Footballer Sunil Chhetri

When it comes to world Indian football, the two names that come to mind are former captain Bhaichung Bhutia and current captain Sunil Chhetri. Now FIFA is shooting a special series With Sunil Chhetri.

The 37-year-old footballer Sunil Chhetri is just two goals behind Lionel Messi’s tally of 86 goals. Chhetri is the 4th highest goal scorer in internationals football, here Cristiano Ronaldo is the top of the list.

Sunil Chhetri

FIFA has filmed the “special series” featuring India’s top player Sunil Chhetri as a part of the regional content initiative.

Making a statement for a nation that has not yet played for the World Cup, Indian football team captain Chhetri participating in a series of the governing body for world football is an amazing thing to do.

According to reports “Some of the scenes were shots in Bangalore since he lives there, and a little shooting took place in Delhi which is the city where his parents reside and where he was raised,”.

Sunil Chhetri was also given a congrats message from the top EPL side Tottenham Hotspur for equalling Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas’ record of international goals – 84.

The 37-year-old is only two goals away from Messi’s record of 86 goals. He is the 4th highest soccer goal-scorer in active players. This list is headed by Cristiano Ronaldo.

When the Chhetri was asked about his record following India’s selection to the Asian Cup, the Chhetri had said, “I genuinely don’t care about records or personal achievements. I’m just trying to be happy when I leave for the final minutes – simply take a walk and enjoy myself on the field.”

The Indian football team was in into the Asian Cup with Chhetri leading at the front, scoring four goals.

The huge crowd of fans at Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata, Chhetri says the side would love to take on at the AFC Asian Cup on home on their own soil, while admitting to “hitting my maximum” at a time many are talking about his decision to retire from football.

According to Sunil Chhetri “The sort of form we’re in, we would have been thrilled to play home. Given the way that the supporters are showing up and supporting us in large numbers It would be fantastic to be playing here,”.

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