Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have shared a bitter rivalry for over 80 years. Some of their encounters ended in stalemates while some matches went down into football folklore. On eve of the derby TheHardTackle takes a look at five such memorable matches beteween the two big Kolkata sides.

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.

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.