A number of successful partnerships have enchanted Indian football fans in the past 100 years. The list contains names like Bhaduri Brothers of 1911 Mohun Bagan team to Beto-Ranty Martins pair of recent times.
While we have rarely been completely up to date with prevalent tactics of modern football, Indian football has gone through its fair share of tactical revolutions. In this series we will make an effort to track down the tactical evolution of Indian football.
A century ago, ten barefooted Bengalis created history by capturing the IFA Shield. TheHardTackle writes an eulogy on the "Immortal XI".
It is said that cricket is a religion in India. Popularity of cricket has completely overshadowed other sports in India. Is it fair to blame cricket for the current condition of Indian football ? In first part of this series, we take a look at the parallel history of Indian football and cricket.