Indian men's senior football team beat Lebanon 2-0

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The Indian men's senior football team emerged victorious in the Intercontinental Cup by defeating Lebanon 2-0in the final held at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneshwar on 18th June.

An overview of the news

  • The first half of the match ended without any goals being scored.

  • In the second half, the Indian team took the lead with a goal from their captain, Sunil Chhetri, in the 46th minute, making it 1-0.

  • Lallianzuala Chhangte extended the lead with a goal in the 65th minute, resulting in a final score of 2-0 in favor of India.

  • This victory marks India's second title in the Intercontinental Cup, with their first win occurring during theinaugural edition in 2018.

  • Korea won the tournament in 2019.

  • The Indian team maintained their unbeaten streak in the competition, having previously drawn against Lebanon and won against Vanuatu and Mongolia.

  • Sunil Chhetri's goal in this match marked his 87th international goal in 137 appearances for the Indian national team.

  • Chhetri continues to hold the distinction of being the third highest goal-scorer among active players in international football, trailing behind Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal and Lionel Messi of Argentina.

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