A tactically and physically superior Qatar contingent got the better of Bulpin’s boys, as the Indian colts went down rather meekly in the first leg of their pre Olympic qualifier at Doha. It was India’s third trip to the Al-Sadd stadium this year, but unfortunately this time around again they ended up on a losing note.

TheHardtackle, here reviews the performance of the youngest club Indian Arrows in their inaugural year of Indian football, formed last year by AIFF as a part of YDP, with an eye on 2018 FIFA World Cup

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.