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Virat Kohli, Kartik Aaryan hail FIFA’s decision of honoring Sunil Chhetri, Twitter reacts

Sunil Chhetri is currently the third-highest goal scorer in international football after Cristiano Ronaldo and Leonel Messi.

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FIFA created a special series on Indian national football team captain Sunil Chhetri’s fantastic career. This special series is made to recognize his contribution in bringing up Indian football on the world map. The three episode series is named Captain Fantastic and it is available on FIFA+.

India might have yet not competed in FIFA World Cup but Chhetri’s participation in a series by the international football’s governing body is unique and big for the nation. And from cricketers to Bollywood celebs, everyone is con gratulating the football skipper for being an inspiration.

Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to his Instagram story and wises Chhetri on this new milestone. The cricketer has been a vocal fan of Sunil Chhetri and was also seen introducing him to his teammates during IPL 2019. Sunil Chhetri and wife Sonam had also hosted a dinner for Virat and his wife Anushka at their place.

Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan was the first one from the film industry to congratulate the football skipper. Kartik tagged Sunil Chhetri on Instagram and wrote, “you make us proud skipper.”

Chhetri’s goal scoring prowess has propelled him to stand alongside football’s greatest ever – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The poster shared by FIFA has the The 37-year-old standing on the third spot on the sport podium along with Messi on the second and Ronaldo on the first position.

For the unversed, Sunil Chhetri is currently the third-highest goal scorer in international football among active players. Where Ronaldo tops the list with 117 goals, Chhetri is just six goals behind Messi’s 90 goal tally. Till date in his distinguished career, Sunil Chhetri has played 131 games for the Indian squad and netted 84 goals.

And the latest series documented by FIFA traces all the life journey of Chhetri in becoming the most successful captain of Indian Football Team.

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Football World Cup: Lionel Messi leads Argentina into Semifinals, beats Netherlands on Penalties

Argentina’s attack led by Lionel Messi was missing a key component as star midfielder and attacker Angel Di Maria wasn’t up selection owing to his injury. However, despite the absence of Di Maria, his replacement Nahuel Molina filled the big shoes as he converted the beautifully picked pass by Lionel Messi into a goal in the 35th minute.

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Lionel Messi’s magic continues as Argentina beat the Netherlands on penalties in the FIFA 2022 quarterfinal. Much like the first quarterfinal between Brazil and Croatia, Argentina’s clash with the Netherlands too became one of the most dramatic and riveting games to watch.

The much-anticipated battle came posing a big question to the quarterfinals being Messi’s last dance. However, the 35 year old let his feet do the talking as he led the team to the Semifinals with an assist and a goal against the Netherlands.

Argentina’s attack led by Lionel Messi was missing a key component as star midfielder and attacker Angel Di Maria wasn’t up selection owing to his injury. However, despite the absence of Di Maria, his replacement Nahuel Molina filled the big shoes as he converted the beautifully picked pass by Lionel Messi into a goal in the 35th minute.

The Dutch side, after being stunned by the Argentinian goal, failed to come up with a reply whereas Argentina added to their tally in the second half. Van Dijk and company conceded a penalty in the 73rd minute, inviting Lionel Messi to leave his mark.

However, after taking off a few attacking players and adding some traditional strikers, the Dutch side changed the look of the game and found a goal with help of super sub-Wout Weghorst which kept the dutch hopeful for an equalizer. The ending minutes transitioned the Van Dijk and company from being a resigned Dutch to becoming an electrified Dutch. The new hopeful look led to the Argentinians panicking and letting the game slip away from them.

The super sub, emerged as a hero for Van Dijk and company as Wout Weghorst, subsequently, after the first goal, asserted himself again for the team by scoring in the closing minutes of the game. Werghorst’s goal revived the Dutch by converting a genius set-piece pass into a goal.

The extra time period couldn’t come to a conclusive end which further progressed the game into penalties for which both the team captains stepped up to start off. Netherlands captain Van Dijk stepped up to take the first penalty, however, was denied by the Argentinian goalkeeper. Whereas, Lionel Messi continued to outperform everyone on the field as he converted his. The Argentinian goalkeeper saved 2 penalties from the Dutch penalty takers, while the Argentinians converted theirs which led to Argentina’s win with a scoreline of 4-3.

Lionel Messi and Company will now face Croatia in the Semi-Finals.

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Football World Cup: Croatia beats Brazil in penalties

Croatia refused to give in to the scoreline and the clock as they made one of the most dramatic comeback with the help of Bruno Petkovic.

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Football World Cup: Croatia beats Brazil in penalties

The FIFA 2022 escalates further into the quarterfinals, the first match of the quarterfinal saw Brazil match up with Croatia battling it out to advance into the semi-finals. Croatia turned out to be the better team out of the two, as the enthralling and dramatic match moved into penalties where the Croatian team rose to the occasion and beat Brazil 3-1 in penalties.

Thiago Silva-led Brazil, contrary to what many expected, failed to be the dominating team as the initial match continued to be a stalemate in the conventional 90-minute game. The Selcao’s, despite failing to find any end product against Modric and company during the whole 90 minutes continued to ask questions.

The Neymar-led attack became daunting at times, however, the Croatian defence stuck to their guns and avoided conceding. The Croatian keeper became the wall that the Brazilian side failed to break past in regular 90 minute time.

One the other hand, the Croatian attack led by Peresic came also came alive on numerous occasions especially when it mattered the most. The Brazilian side, drew first blood as Neymar inspired an attack that resulted in breaking the deadlock in 105th minute of the game. However, Croatia refused to give in to the scoreline and the clock as they made one of the most dramatic comeback with the help of Bruno Petkovic in the 117th minute, forcing Brazil into Penalties.

The Croatian super-sub Bruno Petkovic became a big upset for Tite’s Brazil as the sure-shot match-winning goal by Neymar couldn’t hold ground for long. The equalizer by Croatia became the start of the heartbreak for Brazil’s World Cup campaign.

The Brazilian side, after letting the game slip away from them, failed to rise to the big occasion as in the match-deciding penalties. Brazil’s Rodrigo and Marquinhos failed to find the net in the penalties, whereas Croatian penalty-takers were up for the task and converted all three penalties.

Croatia proved to be the better side as they advances into the semi-finals and will be expected to face the winner in the Netherlands clash with Argentina which scheduled for December 10 at 12:30 am for the Indian fans.

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Football World Cup: Brazil clash with Croatia in quarterfinal, everything you need to know

The Brazilian team’s challenge against Croatia will be to contain the Croatian midfield which is the engine of the team.

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Football World Cup 2022

As the Quarter Final of the FIFA 2022, World Cup commences today, the first match of the Quarterfinal will be played between tournament favorites Brazil and Croatia. Brazil, who bulldozed over South Korea in the Round of 16 with a 4-1 win, will now be aiming to continue their bout against Luka Modric and Company.

The match will be played at Qatar’s Education City Stadium on December 9.

The Selecao’s have been considered the potential winning team in the FIFA 2022 World Cup and has considerably performed that way as well. The Thiago Silva-led Brazil will be staking claims for the trophy the team has been dominating throughout the campaign. However, many reports have surfaced that have highlighted the gaps in the Brazilian team.

Croatia on the other hand, hasn’t necessarily been the favorite team in the tournament, however, the World Cup being the last for Real Madrid’s midfielder and Ballon D’or winner has still garnered a lot of support from the fans. The Croatian team, in the round of 16, beat the Japanese side in a shocking win. Japan, who were considered to be the better of the 2 sides, failed to translate the in game confidence when the match moved to Penalty stages.

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The Brazilian team’s challenge against Croatia will be to contain the Croatian midfield which is the engine of the team. Croatian midfield consisting of star players like Peresic, Modric, Kovacic, and Pasalic can be enough to make a dent in Brazil. The Brazilian team’s other challenge for the match will be avoiding injuries, especially Neymar’s.

Neymar, who was rulled out of 2 games in the group stages after facing an horrific ankle injury against Camroon returned against Soth Korea and found himself on the scoresheet. Neymar’s presence for the Brazilian team is the key to unlock the door for World Cup Trophy. However, due to him already being vulnerable to injury, the challenge for Brazil will be to keep him injury free in order to win the World Cup. Neymar’s absence is a void for the Selcao’s that can’t be filled with any other player, specially for Brazil who lack the appropriate depth on the bench.

Brazil vs Croatia match: Timing and streaming

The match between Croatia and Brazil is scheduled to be played on December 9 and the match will played at 8:30 pm IST. The streaming platforms where the match can be watched are Jio Cinemas App and Sports 18.

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