Sunil Chhetri: A Legendary Farewell In International Football

Croatia captain Luka Modric praised India skipper Sunil Chhetri as a legend, ahead of Chhetri's final international match against Kuwait. Chhetri, set to retire with 94 international goals, will play his last game in the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers at Salt Lake Stadium. Modric and India's coach Igor Stimac expressed their admiration.

PTI | Kolkata | Updated: 06-06-2024 14:41 IST | Created: 06-06-2024 14:41 IST
Sunil Chhetri: A Legendary Farewell In International Football
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In a heartfelt tribute, Croatia captain and Real Madrid star Luka Modric lauded India's skipper Sunil Chhetri, who is set to retire following his final match against Kuwait on Thursday. Modric called Chhetri a 'legend of the game', urging his teammates to make the moment unforgettable.

Set to take the field at Salt Lake Stadium for the FIFA World Cup Qualifying clash, Chhetri's last appearance marks the end of a stellar career. Modric conveyed his best wishes through a video message shared by Indian team's coach Igor Stimac. 'Congratulations on your career, you are a legend of this game,' said Modric.

Modric appealed to Chhetri's teammates, 'I hope you make his last game special and unforgettable.' The 39-year-old Indian captain will retire as the fourth highest international goal-scorer, behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Ali Daei, and Lionel Messi. Stimac expressed gratitude towards Modric for his warm message, vowing to make the game memorable for Chhetri.

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