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Chhetri scores as India beat Pakistan 1-0 in friendly in Bangalore

Aug 18, 2014    

India defeated Pakistan 1-0 on Sunday in an emotionally-charged opener to take the lead in a two-match football series, the first between the arch-rivals for nine years. The hosts hung on to their slender lead after captain Sunil Chhetri scored in the 44th minute in front of thousands of cheering home fans at the Bangalore Football Stadium.Match officials had initially awarded the goal to striker Robin Singh but changed their decision based on the referee's report. Indians regrouped to launch a counter-attack after Pakistan dominated the proceedings in the first few minutes. "I am overall...

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