The Blue Tigers made a disastrous start to their AFC Challenge Cup campaign as they succumbed to a 0-2 defeat against Tajikistan in their opening Group-B league match. They were the better side for most of the 90 minutes, but failed to capitalize on the goal scoring opportunities, while Tajikistan defended with grit and took the full advantage of India's defensive fragilities to score couple of quick goals against the run of play. Here's TheHardTackle's analysis of the game.

Super Mario sparkled at the Theater of Dreams to fire a brilliant brace and set up his team a dazzling 6-1 win over arch-rivals Manchester United - the Red Devils worst home defeat since February 1955. TheHardTackle comes up with the post mortem dissection of the Manchester Derby and analyzes the causes behind the defending Champions' humiliating defeat.

Although Armando Colaco’s boys put up a passionate and gritty performance to hold off their much fancied rivals UAE to a 2-2 stalemate, it's curtains for India's 2014 World Cup dreams. TheHardTackle reviews the match and analyzes team India's performance.