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Thank you for all your dedication & hard work, happy retirement legend: Fans react on Twitter after India's draw against Kuwait

Published at :June 6, 2024 at 11:11 PM
Modified at :June 6, 2024 at 11:11 PM
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Alen Philip Mathew


Indian football fans also criticized Igor Stimac.

The Salt Lake Stadium witnessed a blend of emotions as India faced Kuwait in a crucial FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifiers match. Ending in a draw, the result cast a shadow over Indiaโ€™s chances to advance to the next round.

While this result has made Indiaโ€˜s chances to make it to the next round look slim, the focus of the night was not on the points or positions. Instead, it was about celebrating and bidding farewell to a national hero โ€“ Sunil Chhetri.

A Wave of Appreciation

Twitter has been flooded with heartfelt messages from fans expressing their appreciation and gratitude towards their idol. Emotional posts remembering the legendโ€™s contributions over the years have dominated the platform.

Fans are sharing their favorite moments, expressing deep thanks for the memories and celebrating the playerโ€™s great career.

Calls for a Better Farewell

The celebratory mood was tinged with disappointment for some fans regarding the matchโ€™s outcome that the draw wasnโ€™t the ideal farewell for Chhetri. Many believe the legend deserved a more fitting farewell.

A significant number of tweets have criticized the draw, suggesting that the national team could have performed better to honor their idol.

Criticism of Coach Igor Stimac

Alongside the emotional tributes, there has been a surge of criticism directed at coach Igor Stimac. Fans are frustrated with the teamโ€™s performance, especially given the extensive training camp held before the game. Many are questioning the coachโ€™s strategies and decisions, blaming him for the display.

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