Guest author Rahul Bhutani pays tribute to one of India’s best defenders Mahesh Gawli who announced his retirement last month in a letter addressed to AIFF. We look at his career spanning over 12 years where he gave his best for Indian Football team and various club sides he plied his trade for.
Not even Dempo’s staunchest fans would have pictured this after the humiliating loss to Nasaf. It will not be without a touch of irony that if Dempo win today in their final match against Al Ansar at Balewadi and Al Tilal don’t beat Nasaf- they will qualify for the knockout round of the AFC Cup for yet another season.
India is all set to face Asian powehouses Australia, Korea Republic and Bahrain in the Group stages of AFC Asian Cup 2011. TheHardTackle takes a look at India's opponent teams and evaluates India's chances against them.