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Football

Chhetri gets visa, off to Singapore
Agencies
New Delhi, April 08, 2013
First Published: 23:57 IST(8/4/2013)
Last Updated: 23:59 IST(8/4/2013)

Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri left for Singapore on Monday after getting his visa to travel to the country for an AFC Cup match on April 10.

Chhetri, who had earlier been denied visa by the Singapore Consulate in Mumbai, received his visa this afternoon and left for Singapore by an evening flight for Churchill Brothers' Group D match against Singapore Warriors.

It has been learnt that the AIFF and Churchill Brothers approached SAI to intervene and take up the matter with the Ministry of External Affairs.

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