Aryan Club, one of the oldest football clubs in Asia, just completed a one of the most memorable league campaigns in Indian football in recent times. For a club which was languishing in 3rd division 2 years ago, their transformation is remarkable. Raghu Nandi and his band of merry men has performed a mini-miracle.

Based on the current situation, it’s hard to believe that there was a period when India was one of the strongest teams in Asia. On the eve of the Asian Games 2010, TheHardTackle pays tribute to India's former greats and brings you a special featured article about India's exploits in the Asiad.