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AFC Asian Cup qualifiers: India and AFG players engage in nasty brawl after Chhetri & Co. win 2-1 – WATCH


India led by Sunil Chhetri beat Afghanistan in a thrilling match on Saturday (June 11) in the AFC Asian Cup qualifiers at Kolkata’s iconic Salt Lake Stadium. After beating Cambodia 2-0, India were favorites against their Asian neighbors and lived up to expectations in a thrilling clash. Chhetri’s 86th-minute goal gave India a 1-0 lead, but the Afghans equalized after two minutes.

In injury time, Sahal Abdul Samad’s goal secured India a stunning win as the evening proved to be a memorable affair for India, who will now face Hong Kong on Tuesday (June 14) for qualification. straight to the 2023 AFC Asian Cup.

Shortly after the match, a nasty fight broke out that turned heads for all the wrong reasons. After the proceedings ended, a few Indian players were seen arguing and it quickly broke out into a fight. Indian goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu tried to mediate but all his efforts were in vain as more Indian and Afghani players joined in and it led to an ugly scene. Players on both sides pulled each other’s shirts and a few punches were exchanged as well. AFC officials also tried to calm the storm, but it took some time before the fight was finally stopped. The exact reason for the fight remains unknown.

Here is the video of the incident:

READ ALSO | WATCH: Captain Sunil Chhetri scores amazing free-kick as India beat Afghanistan 2-1

Speaking of India’s next clash, they will now prepare to face Hong Kong on Tuesday night (June 14). Second-placed India, who are tied with Hong Kong on six points after two wins each, will spare no effort to secure another victory in the Qualifiers. The clash will determine who qualifies directly for the continental showpiece event in 2023

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