Sunil Chhetri scores as India hold Philippines 1-1 in friendly

Chhetri drew level with former captain Baichung Bhutia as India's leading scorer with 42 goals.

updated: November 16, 2013 09:50 IST
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Siliguri: Philippines' football squad marked their first outing since Typhoon Haiyan devastated their nation earlier this month with a 1-1 draw against hosts India in Siliguri on Friday.

Indian captain Sunil Chhetri put his team ahead in the 43rd minute with a header from a corner, but James Younghusband drew level in the next minute with a powerful kick from outside the box.

Some 15,000 fans watched an engrossing battle in the second-half, but neither side was able to score the winner in the international friendly.

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