[From the Archives] One of the most respected and feared defenders of all time was Paolo Maldini. A charismatic leader and a winner all throughout. We at TheHardTackle take a trip down memory lane and rediscover one of the legends of the game of football.
As Andrea Pirlo plays his last match in the Milan shirt, this game is associated with an enormous sentimental significance. TheHardTackle previews the clash where hosts Udinese require only a point to qualify for Europe.
The beautiful game has thrown up a crop of hardened football players whose aggression, energy, enthusiasm, pride and passion can improve or bring down the morale of their team. TheHardTackle's Dhawal Verma lists down the top ten footballers whose aggresive on-field antics could impact the fortunes of their respective sides in the World Cup.