BBC.com – Sunil Chhetri has played 99 games for IndiaIndia captain Sunil Chhetri has taken matters into his own hands after only 2,569 fans came to watch their most recent game.

Summary

  • Sunil Chhetri has played 99 games for IndiaIndia captain Sunil Chhetri has taken matters into his own hands after only 2,569 fans came to watch their most recent game.
  • Chhetri, who scored a hat-trick, added: “To all of you, who have lost hope or don’t have any hope in Indian football, we request you to come and watch us in the stadium.
  • Cricket is the most popular sport in India, which has a population of 1.3bn, although a recent survey suggested 41% follow football.
  • Chhetri’s plea was backed by India cricket captain Virat Kohli, who recorded his own message of support.
  • India, coached by former Millwall boss Stephen Constantine, play Kenya in Mumbai on Monday, when Chhetri win his 100th cap.


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