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Sunil Chhetri, Sandesh Jhingan strike as India ease past Kyrgyz Republic 2-0

Updated on: 29 March,2023 07:22 AM IST  |  Imphal
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The first chance came to the hosts in the 19th minute with a free-kick just outside the Kyrgyzstan danger area. Brandon Fernandes took the kick but custodian Totkotaev Erzhan was up to the task

Sunil Chhetri, Sandesh Jhingan strike as India ease past Kyrgyz Republic 2-0

Sunil Chhetri and Sandesh Jhingan

India beat Kyrgyzstan 2-0 to win the Tri-nation International football competition in front of a packed Khuman Lampak Stadium here on Tuesday. Sandesh Jhingan scored the opening goal for the Indians in the first half, following which skipper Sunil Chhetri converted a penalty to complete the victory. India had beaten Myanmar 1-0 in the first match of the competition on March 22. 


The first chance came to the hosts in the 19th minute with a free-kick just outside the Kyrgyzstan danger area. Brandon Fernandes took the kick but custodian Totkotaev Erzhan was up to the task. 


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India got their opening goal through a free-kick later in the half. In the 34th minute, Brandon attempted an indirect effort this time and Jhingan judged the ball perfectly to volley in for 1-0. India’s second goal came late in the game. In the 84th minute, Kyrgyzstan’s Zhyrgalbek Kairat was penalised for a foul in their striking circle and Chhetri made no mistake from the spot.

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