The U-20 I-League is scheduled to kick-off on April 17, 2012. The preliminary zonal stage of the tournament, consisting of 13 Indian Football clubs, will be played in three different venues ai??i?? Goa, Mumbai and Kalyani. The top teams from each of the the three groups will qualify for the final phase which is slated to be played in Kalyani. Here goes The Hard Tackle's tournament preview.

The Blue Tigers made a disastrous start to their AFC Challenge Cup campaign as they succumbed to a 0-2 defeat against Tajikistan in their opening Group-B league match. They were the better side for most of the 90 minutes, but failed to capitalize on the goal scoring opportunities, while Tajikistan defended with grit and took the full advantage of India's defensive fragilities to score couple of quick goals against the run of play. Here's TheHardTackle's analysis of the game.

India U-16 team produced a remarkable display of quality football to book their berth for the main qualifying event of 2012 AFC U16 Championship. TheHardTackle reviews the youngsters' performances in the preliminary qualifying stage where the were pitted against the likes of Kyrgyzstan, Bahrain, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Ever since Pep Guardiola took over the mantle of the manager of FC Barcelona, the team has undergone an astonishing metamorphosis and it’s not a revelation that they have taken the entire world by surprise. The young manager has a chance to move from being a mere legend to a myth. THT presents the season preview of the Champions of Spain and Europe!