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India recovered from a slow start to the tournament to eventually beat Nepal 3-0 in the summit clash on Sunday, winning their eighth SAFF title in the process.
Chhetri scored in the 62nd and 71st minutes after Manvir Singh had given India the lead in the 33rd minute in the must-win match for India
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Stimac said: "We had everything in control, we dominated the game, and had a one-nil advantage, and even had a one-man advantage. But despite all of that, we started giving away simple passes, making unnecessary mistakes."
The 37-year-old Chhetri, playing in his 121st match for India, struck in the 27th minute to place himself just a goal shy of legendary Brazillian Pele (77 goals from 92 matches).
India have won the tournament seven times out of the 12 editions but by the own admission of their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri, every match will be like a "war to fight".
Manisha (20th minute), Pyari Xaxa (27th), Sweety Devi (41st) and Anju Tamang (75th) scored for India in a match that was played behind closed doors at the UAE FA Stadium.
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Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and hosts Maldives are the other teams in the championship. Each team plays each other once with the top two teams qualifying for the final.
AIFF will organise a 15-day camp for the senior men's national team starting 15 August in preparation for the two international games the country is likely to play during that FIFA window.
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FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India still favourites despite Sandesh Jhingan's injury-forced absence, says Bangladesh coach
The injury-induced absence of Sandesh Jhingan may have hurt India's defence but Bangladesh head coach Jamie Day on Friday said the Sunil Chhetri-led side will still start overwhelming favourites in the upcoming World Cup qualifier.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: India's Sandesh Jhingan ruled out of Bangladesh clash due to ankle injury
Defender Sandesh Jhingan was on Thursday ruled out of India's Group E FIFA World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh to be played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on 15 October.
FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers: Kolkata's Pritam Kotal excited to make international debut at home ground in Bangladesh clash
Indian football team defender Pritam Kotal is excited to play his first match at the home ground and promised to give his all when his side face Bangladesh in a World Cup qualifiers game at the Salt Lake Stadium at Kolkata on 15 October.
2022 World Cup qualifiers: India coach Igor Stimac names 35 probables for training camp ahead of Oman clash
Indian football team coach Igor Stimac on Monday named his list of 35 probables for the preparatory camp for the forthcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers against Oman and Qatar.
Baichung Bhutia urges stakeholders Indian football to 'keep egos down', aim for solution over I-League vs ISL issue
Former captain Baichung Bhutia Thursday said stakeholders of Indian football need to "drop their egos" and make a few sacrifices while deciding the structure of the country's domestic league, which remains an unresolved matter due to lack of consensus.
India new coach Igor Stimac announces probables list for King's Cup; injured Jeje Lalpekhlua left out
Injured striker Jeje Lalpekhlua along with four others have been left out of the national team's probables' list for the Kings Cup football tournament in Thailand that takes place in June.
Indian football team deserves praise for fighting draw against China despite riding on sheer luck at times
Stephen Constantine and his boys have lessons to learn, both in attack and defence, but battling against a high-grade side will bolster India's confidence.
Intercontinental Cup: Kenya coach Sebastian Migne says team isn't eyeing revenge over India in grand finale
Kenya coach Sebastian Migne on Saturday played down any talk of seeking revenge against India in the summit clash but reiterated it was a referee blunder that saw his team lose 0-3 to the hosts in the league game of the Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai.
Intercontinental Cup 2018: Sunil Chhetri strikes twice in 100th match as India beat Kenya in front of capacity crowd
Chhetri earned a penalty to break the deadlock in the 68th minute. Jeje Lalpekhlua then doubled the lead in the 71st minute before Chhetri's stoppage time (90+1) goal as fans went berserk.
Virat Kohli backs Sunil Chhetri's plea for support for Indian football team, urges fans to watch all sports
Throwing his weight behind the national football skipper Sunil Chhetri, who issued an emotional plea for support, Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli on Saturday urged the fans to throng stadiums and watch the team play.