It was a confident and convincing performance by the Blue Tigers as they booked their berth for 2012 AFC Challenge cup with 2 wins and a draw in the qualifying round. TheHardTackle reviews the performance and comes up with a report card for each individual player. Here's the first installment on the performances meted out by the Outstanding Performers.

India was knocked out in group league of Asian Cup 2011. Although the team slumped to three heavy losses, there were some positives to take away from the campaign. TheHardTackle presents a report on the Indian team and its players.

Churchill Brothers has often been the unlucky bridesmaid of Indian football. Thrice they have lost the title on the last day of the national league. Yet, despite their failures, they have been one of the most exciting teams in Indian football in last two decades. TheHardTackle takes a look at the "family club" which became part of the "elite clubs" in Indian football.

The 2010/11 I-League season is just around the corner and it promises to be another enthralling campaign. To shed more lights on each of the participating teams, TheHardTackle brings you a special coverage on I-League 2010/11 with season preview, team-by-team analysis and forecasts. This is the second of the three installments.

TheHardTackle was present at the pre-match press conference that was held this afternoon. India would look to tide over recent disappointments when they take on Vietnam in a friendly match in Pune. Here's the complete match preview..