• Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Captain Chhetri says India need to play ‘big giants’ to improve

Sunil Chhetri

By: Sarwar Alam

India must have regular competition against the continent’s top sides if they are to have any hope of taking their game to another level, captain Sunil Chhetri has said ahead of next month’s Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates. Since their last appearance at the finals in Qatar in 2011, India have played twice against a top-six Asian side when they were grouped with Iran for the Russia World Cup qualifiers. Chhetri, who will lead India in just their fourth appearance at the finals, said they had to be given the chance to stretch themselves more. “It’s very, very important for us to keep…

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