Having represented highly successful teams such as Mohun Bagan and Chruchill Brothers, Dharmaraj Ravanan became a household name in Indian club football. While speaking exclusively to The Hard Tackle, the Tamil Nadu born defender spoke about various aspects of his game – from representing India in youth level to his love for Arsenal and Thierry Henry. Though Indian Super League norms allow only five Indian players in a team of eleven, you have managed fourteen flair appearances. Did you expect to be as decisive a player as you were? I’m so happy that I could play all 14 matches for my team. I always wanted to play in the first eleven and that gives me special feeling because it’s very difficult to get a chance to play in the first team in ISL. I worked hard to get into the team and so I played left back then right back. It was only after 7 matches that I got chance […]

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 […]