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.
Indian football team has slumped to many embarassing losses over the years. Despite these losses, there have been moments of glory, which make the fans proud of the team. TheHardTackle tracks down five such glorious victories of the national football team.
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.