Indian goalkeeper Subrata Pal will receive the Arjuna award and will be the first goalkeeper to win it since Brahmanand Sankhwalkar, who won it in 1997.
The Indian football transfer market was suddenly found buzzing recently with news pouring in regarding many Indian players going on trials cum training stints at various clubs abroad. TheHardTackle reviews the various happenings and their immediate impact.
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 face off against Chinese Taipei in the opening match of AFC Challenge Cup qualifier. On paper India is certainly the stronger team but Houghton's men cannot afford to take their opponents lightly.
India has been drawn against Chinese Taipei, Pakistan and Turkmenistan in group B of the 2012 AFC Challenge Cup qualifiers. Here TheHardTackle will be slicing up Indian team by doing a SWOT analysis of the Bhangra Boys so as to figure out where they stand before the qualifiers.
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.
After a long 26 years wait, Baichung Bhutia-led Indian football team once again made it to the final stage of the Asian Cup 2011. TheHardTackle's takes a look at Team India's Final-23 squad and analyzes their strengths and weaknesses.
The 2011 Asian Cup will be India's third appearance in the tournament. Unlike Asian Games football, India's record in Asian Cup is pretty patchy. TheHardTackle takes a look at India's previous trysts with the Asian Cup.