Ricardo Bochini, a name that may not sound familiar to a football enthusiast from Europe or Asia, is one of the most hailed footballers in South America and particularly, Argentina.
The mass brawl, that guiltiest of guilty pleasures, has its merits and deserves to be included in modern football.
As Barcelona prepares to face Athletic Bilbao, THT looks back at a moment in history when these two clubs were engaged in a mass brawl due to the rivalry between Diego Maradona and Andoni Goikoetxea.
Kolkata has had her trysts with international footballers. TheHardTackle present to you five of the most memorable episodes, wherein superstars graced the football-crazy city with their august presence.
On Thursday 28th July, a day after first entering the Etihad Stadium, Sergio Aguero signed for Manchester City for a fee believed to be in the region of £38m, on a 5-year deal, taking the number 16 shirt. Howard Hockin explores what the City fans can expect from the Argentine International.
Second only to Brazil all over the world, Italy is the most successful European nation as far as World Cup glory is concerned. TheHardTackle's Footblog contest winner Vikram Krishnaveti takes a retrospective view back in time and explains Italy's highs and lows over the period of a century.
Every World Cup is akin to a fairytale - it has its share of heroes and villains. There have been as many memorable incidents of downfalls as there have been heroics in the world's biggest football stage. TheHardTackle's Akarsh Sharma lists down the top ten villains in World Cup history.
The greatest extravaganza of football is knocking at our doors. Now it's time for the analysis and predictions. Can the Messiah lift Argentina? TheHardTackle's Debapriya Deb analyzes all the permutation-combinations for Group B and predicts the possible scenario for each of the teams to get elevated to the knockout stage.