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.

In this series, TheHardTackle will cover some of the most legendary but often forgotten figures of Indian Football. These are players, coaches or administrators who have made a difference to Indian football in their lifetime but are not known to football fans in the current era. In Part-2, we pay homage to the lion-hearted Jarnail Singh, one of greatest defenders in the history of Indian Football.

Indian football is taking a step forward with efforts to turn professional. This puts Institutional Sides or "office" teams in a serious spot of bother. Will these teams be able to cope with changing times ?

Indian football team has slumped to many embarassing losses over the years. Despite these losses, there have been moments of glory, which make the fans proud of the team. TheHardTackle tracks down five such glorious victories of the national football team.

The 2011 Asian Cup will be India's third appearance in the tournament. Unlike Asian Games football, India's record in Asian Cup is pretty patchy. TheHardTackle takes a look at India's previous trysts with the Asian Cup.

Based on the current situation, it’s hard to believe that there was a period when India was one of the strongest teams in Asia. On the eve of the Asian Games 2010, TheHardTackle pays tribute to India's former greats and brings you a special featured article about India's exploits in the Asiad.