I cannot rest on past laurels, says Sunil Chhetri

Twenty countries have been divided into five groups of four with the quartet playing against each other in a one-round league in a centralised venue. The five group winners and two best second-placed teams will join host nation Maldives at the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup finals.

updated: March 01, 2013 16:57 IST
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Yangon: India skipper Sunil Chhetri, who had struck a hat-trick in the final when India won the 2008 AFC Challenge Cup, stressed on the importance of not resting on past laurels and said he is focused on leading the team's campaign in the AFC Challenge Cup Qualifiers.

Ahead of the opener against Chinese Taipei on Saturday, Chhetri said the team would take no outfit lightly in the competition in its bid to qualify for the 2014 AFC Challenge Cup finals in Maldives.

"I just hope that I can live up to the expectations. As a player, it never comes to my mind as to which tournament or match I am playing. I have always had one aim - to do well for my country. This is a very important tournament for us and we, as a team, will give everything we have," Chhetri told

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