Bengaluru FC have been the trend setter in Indian Football for the last three years be it their focus on youth or the signing of players or the off-field activities.
It is an historic moment for Indian Football as Sunil Chhetri led Bengaluru FC take on Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya in the finals of AFC Cup 2016.
League football has been prevalent in India for over two decades and yet it took a team instituted just three years ago to set out and challenge for unprecedented continental glory in the final of the AFC Cup in November. The Hard Tackle attempts to chart this remarkable growth of the new pride of Indian football, Bengaluru FC.
Real Madrid legend Morientes open to coaching in the ISL while India play out thrilling draw with Saudi Arabia.
Bengaluru FC V Persipura Jayapura Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru 12th May 2015, 19:00 IST *** I-league holders Bengaluru FC host Indonesian giants Persipura Jayapura in the AFC Cup group stage and the game will be an intriguing one to watch as Ashley Westwood’s men will want to finish as the group toppers. The two sides are separated by just one point. Bengaluru have been in brilliant form in the AFC Cup since losing to Persipura in their second game and have won three games in a row. Their domestic form has been impressive as well as they had won three games in a row without conceding a single goal until last week’s draw against Shillong. Line-ups and tactics Bengaluru FC Bengaluru strength in the competition has undoubtedly been their defending. The team have conceded just five goals, but three of those came against Persipura in the reverse fixture. All of Bengaluru’s wins have come by a one goal margin […]
Kitchee SC V Kingfisher East Bengal Mong Kok Stadium, Hong Kong 12th May 2015, 18:00IST ***** The Final game of the group stage sees Indian footballing giants Kingfisher East Bengal FC travel to Hong Kong to face Kitchee SC.Kingfisher East Bengal have managed just four points from their five fixtures and have no chance of qualifying for the Knockout stages of the AFC Cup. Meanwhile Kitchee SC have acumulated ten points and a win for them could take them at the top of the group if Johor Darul Tazim loose against Belestier Khalsa FC. Both teams had to share points in the reverse fixture, played at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan ,Kolkata. Team News and Tactical Brief: Kitchee SC Wang Zhenpeng will take his place in between the sticks as usual with Spanish Defender Fernando Recio partnering South Korean Kim Tae-Min in Central defence.Lo Kwan Yee will take up his position at right wingback with Cheung Kin Fung occupying the Left side […]
The likes of Rino Anto, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, C.K. Vineeth & Thoi Singh have played a key role in ensuring Bengaluru FC' s passage to the next round in AFC Cup
The Hard Tackle previews the AFC Cup group F game between Kingfisher East Bengal and Balestier Khalsa.
TheHardTackle analyse the 2013-14 season for Salgaocar Football Club who avoided the relegation in I-League but managed to win the Federation Cup
VISSAI NINH BINH v CHURCHILL BROTHERS SC Ninh Binh Stadium, Vietnam Kick off- 15:30 IST *** Churchill Brothers will be looking to start from where they left in the AFC Cup as the Red Machines travel to Vietnam to take on Vissai Ninh Binh in the first leg of their round of 16 face off at the Ninh Binh Stadium. Both sides are looking to create history in this crunch match. Team News And Tactical Brief Vissai Ninh Binh The Vissai were unbeaten as they stormed into the round of 16 topping the group G. Just to add another feather in their cap of awesome performances in the group stages, it would be fair to mention that this was the sides’ debut in the continental cup. But since then, the club has been rocked by match fixing allegations. The aftermath has been inevitable and has dropped like a hammer on the club. Most of the foreign players and Vietnamese internationals in the […]