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Sunil Chhetri became emotional after the farewell match, tears came out when Team India gave him the guard of honor

Indian football legend Sunil Chhetri said goodbye to international football on Thursday after the FIFA World Cup 2026 qualifier match against Kuwait. He ended his international career at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata. During this, the officials honored him by giving gifts, trophy and memento. Chhetri became emotional after his last match and started crying on the field itself. He also took a lap of honor of the entire stadium after the match and thanked the audience. When the Indian team gave a guard of honor to Chhetri, he started crying. India played a goalless draw against Kuwait.

Chhetri is one of the greatest players in Indian football history. He made his debut for Team India against Pakistan in 2005 and his career spanned almost two decades. He played 151 matches for the national team and scored 94 goals. He holds the record for playing the most matches and scoring the most goals for India.

After the match ended, Chhetri took a lap of honour across the stadium and thanked the fans for their support. Later, as he headed back to the dressing room, his teammates gave him a guard of honour. The 39-year-old got emotional as he left the field for the last time as an Indian player. Chhetri started crying before he stepped forward for the guard of honour. The Indian football team captain was consoled by the other players.