In a recent interview one of the top AIFF officials expressed a desire to see India play "possession football" like Barcelona or Spain. Is it realistic to expect things like these from Indian players who have been used to play long ball game ? TheHardTackle takes a look at the tactical dilemma and unrealistic expectations that often surround Indian football team.
It is said that cricket is a religion in India. The popularity of cricket has completely overshadowed other sports in India. Is it fair to blame cricket for current condition of Indian football? In the second and final part of this series, we take a look at how cricket has affected football in India.