India emerge victorious in Intercontinental Cup in Bhubaneswar

HFC’s Poojary, Gurmeet, Mishra part of the winning side

Bhubaneswar: Igor Stimac’s Indian National Team continued their impressive recent run and stood strong to win the Intercontinental Cup in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, after beating Lebanon in final on Sunday.

India beat Mongolia and Vanuatu and drew with Lebanon in the Group Stage to set up a thrilling final at the Kalinga Stadium.

Lallianzuala Chhangte and Sunil Chhetri found the back of the net as India put on a solid defensive display to register their fourth clean sheet of the competition.

Hyderabad FC defenders Akash Mishra, Nikhil Poojary was impressive, playing three full ninety minutes, and standing out on top in every game.

HFC’s No 1, Gurmeet Singh was also a part of the squad and gathered some valuable experience as India get ready for the all-important SAFF Championship, kicking off in Bengaluru when India take on Pakistan at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Friday, June 21.

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