Indian soccer player Sunil Chhetri kicks the ball during the Hero Intercontinental Cup match against New Zealand in Mumbai, India, Thursday, June 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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India's football captain Sunil Chhetri Sunday joined Argentine star Lionel Messi as the second highest international goal scorer among active players with his 64th strike for the country.The 33-year-old Chhetri scored in the eighth and the 29th minute to get equal with Messi. Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo leads the active players' scoring tally with 81 goals from 150 matches.Chhetri's heartfelt appeal last week was backed by India's cricket heroes Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar after just 2,569 people turned up for India's opening game on June 1 .
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