Chhetri kicks the penalty to score the opening goal during the AFC Asian Cup group A soccer match between Thailand and India. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
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His name is being mentioned in the same breath as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, even though it's a name few football fans are familiar with. By scoring two goals in his first match at this year's Asian Cup, India striker Sunil Chhetri displaced Messi as the second-most prolific scorer in national team football. At 34, Chhetri has established himself as the top striker in South Asia since first playing for India in 2005 .Now in his mid-30s and playing for Bengaluru in the Indian league, a big international move is unlikely. But he's still scoring goals for India.
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