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.

In this series, TheHardTackle will cover some of the most legendary but often forgotten figures of Indian Football. These are players, coaches or administrators who have made a difference to Indian football in their lifetime but are not known to football fans in the current era. In Part-2, we pay homage to the lion-hearted Jarnail Singh, one of greatest defenders in the history of Indian Football.

Do you know India is the most successful Asian country in the history of Olympic Football? Are you aware of the fact that an Indian holds the Asian record of scoring the first ever hat-trick in the Olympic Games? A number of football pundits often describe the country as a Sleeping Giant, which has fallen in deep slumber ever since the glorious Jakarta days. TheHardTackle takes a look at India's tryst with the Olympic Games and brings you a number of unknown trivia.

In this series, TheHardTackle will cover some of the most legendary but often forgotten figures of Indian Football. There are players, coaches or administrators who have made a difference to Indian football in their lifetime but are not known to football fans in the current era. In Part-1, we pay homage to Syed Abdul Rahim, 'Rahim Saab' to his players, the architect of modern football in India.