No Country For Young Men

Italy is not a place for the youth. Italy, considered a powerhouse in World football, are now on the wane, following a string of indifferent performances at the club and national level. TheHardTackle's Nikhil Taneja reckons that the current youth policy is one of the main reasons for this downfall, and explores why.

The Azzurri – Part I: From Germany’06 To Africa’10

The Azzurri, winners of the 2006 World Cup, travel to South Africa to defend their title. But does the present team have what it takes to replicate the feat they achieved four years ago? TheHardTackle's Nikhil Taneja gives an insight into the current situation of the Italian team, and charts the road that took the team to the holy grail of International football.