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Sunil Chhetri announces retirement from international football, last match on June 6 against Kuwait

Indian men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday announced that he will retire from international football after India’s upcoming Fifa World Cup qualification second-round match against Kuwait on June 06, the striker announced in a video posted on social media.

Sunil Chhetri said that the game against Kuwait will be his last game. The match will be played at the Salt Lake Stadium on June 6. India is currently second in Group A with four points, behind Qatar.

Chhetri will continue to play club football for Bengaluru FC.

The 39-year-old forward has played 150 matches for India since making his debut against Pakistan in 2005. Chhetri is the third-highest active international goal-scorer, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

“I have never thought that I have played these many games for my country, that I have done these things – good or bad. But the last two months I did it. Probably because I knew that I was going to the decision that the next game was going to be my last game,” Chhetri said.

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