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.

India has been drawn against Chinese Taipei, Pakistan and Turkmenistan in group B of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers. Here TheHardTackle will be slicing up Indian team by doing a SWOT analysis of the Bhangra Boys so as to figure out where they stand before the qualifiers.

India was knocked out in group league of Asian Cup 2011. Although the team slumped to three heavy losses, there were some positives to take away from the campaign. TheHardTackle presents a report on the Indian team and its players.