The AIFF’s blue ribbon tournament and premier knockout competition is all set to kick-off on the 17th with Group A and Group B being played at the Balewadi Sports Complex and Group C and Group D being played at the Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata. TheHardTackle brings you an in-depth preview of Group A and Group B to be held in Pune.

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

It's a question that needs to be asked, now more than ever. It's the proverbial elephant in the room that many fans from Kolkata and India's eastern states, are loath to acknowledge. Kolkata, long considered India's bastion of literature, fine arts, exquisite sea food and football finally looks like it has surrendered the mantle of being prime purveyors of the beautiful game, to that southern sunny paradise and tourist magnet Goa