In a recent interview one of the top AIFF officials expressed a desire to see India play "possession football" like Barcelona or Spain. Is it realistic to expect things like these from Indian players who have been used to play long ball game ? TheHardTackle takes a look at the tactical dilemma and unrealistic expectations that often surround Indian football team.
Indian Football was at crossroads when Bob Houghton started his reign. Five years down the line, Houghton era has finally ended. Opinion of fans have been divided about him - some say he was a messiah for Indian football while others are cynical about his achievements. TheHardTackle assesses Houghton's tenure at the helm of Indian team.