The Durand Cup is unique in the sense the winners are awarded three trophies.

The 130th edition of the Durand Cup will take place in September and October. The third oldest tournament in the world was not held last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With the pandemic ravaging the country, only the Indian Super League (ISL), I-League and the I-League Qualifiers took place, under restrictions and in a bio-bubble.

Earlier in August, Durand Football Tournament Society and the Additional Directorate General of Public Information, Indian Army both confirmed that the tournament will go ahead this year. The host city is Kolkata in West Bengal. The football-crazy city also played host to the 2019 edition.

The Durand Cup is unique in the sense the winners are awarded three trophies with two rolling ones (the Durand Cup and the Shimla Trophy) and the President’s Cup for permanent keeping.

Prize Money

A total of ₹70 Lakh is up for grabs at Durand Cup 2021.

  • Winners: ₹40 Lakh
  • Runners-up: ₹20 Lakh
  • Semi-finalists: ₹5 Lakh each

Venues

Three leading footballing venues of the State have been identified for the 130th Durand Cup, namely the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) and the Mohun Bagan Club Ground in Kolkata as well as the Kalyani Municipal Stadium Ground, which has been regularly hosting national level football matches over the past few years.

Groups

The 16 teams taking part in Durand Cup have been divided into four groups of four teams each.

  • Group A: Indian Air Force Football Team (Indian Air Force), Mohammedan Sporting Club (Mohammedan SC), CRPF, FC Bengaluru United (FCBU).
  • Group B: Jamshedpur FC, Sudeva Delhi, FC Goa, Army Green Football Team (Army Green).
  • Group C: Delhi FC, Indian Navy Football Team (Indian Navy), Kerala Blasters, Bengaluru FC.
  • Group D: Assam Rifles Football Team (Assam Rifles), Army Red Football Team (Army Red), Hyderabad FC, Gokulam Kerala.

Group Stage Fixtures

The Group A fixtures are as follows:

  • September 5, 2021 – 4:15 pm – Indian Air Force 1-4 Mohammedan SC, VYBK
  • September 6, 2021 – 3:00 pm – CRPF 0-1 Bengaluru United, Kalyani
  • September 9, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Indian Air Force 2-4 FCBU, Kalyani
  • September 10, 2021 – 3:00 pm -CRPF 1-5 Mohammedan SC, Kalyani
  • September 14, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Mohammedan SC 0-2 FCBU, Kalyani,
  • September 14, 2021 – 3:00 pm – CRPF Vs Indian Air Force, MB, (Abandoned)

The Group B fixtures are as follows:

  • September 6, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Jamshedpur FC 1-0 Sudeva Delhi, MB
  • September 7, 2021 – 3:00 pm – FC Goa 2-0 Army Green, VYBK
  • September 10, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Jamshedpur FC 1-3 Army Green, MB
  • September 13, 2021 – 3:00 pm -FC Goa 2-1 Sudeva Delhi, VYBK,
  • September 17, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Jamshedpur FC 0-5 FC Goa, VYBK,
  • September 17, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Army Green 1-0 Sudeva Delhi, MB,

The Group C fixtures are as follows:

  • September 8, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Delhi FC 1-2 Indian Navy, MB
  • September 11, 2021 – 3:00 pm -Kerala Blasters 1-0 Indian Navy, VYBK,
  • September 15, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Bengaluru FC 2-0 Kerala Blasters, VYBK
  • September 18, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Delhi FC 2-2 Bengaluru FC, MB
  • September 21, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Bengaluru FC 5-3 Indian Navy, VYBK
  • September 21, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Delhi FC 1-0 Kerala Blasters, MB

The Group D fixtures are as follows:

  • September 9, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Assam Rifles 1-4 Army Red, VYBK,
  • September 12, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Assam Rifles 0-5 Hyderabad FC, MB
  • September 12, 2021 – 3:00 pm -Gokulam Kerala 2-2 Army Red, Kalyani
  • September 16, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Gokulam Kerala 1-0 Hyderabad FC, Kalyani
  • September 19, 2021 – 3:00 pm -Army Red 2-1 Hyderabad FC, VYBK
  • September 19, 2021 – 3:00 pm – Assam Rifles 2-7 Gokulam Kerala, Kalyani

Quarter-finals: September 23-25, 2021

QF1| September 23, 2021 – 2:00 pm | Mohammedan SC 1-0 Gokulam Kerala, YYBK,

QF2| Called off due to Covid case in Army Red squad | Army Red Vs Bengaluru United, Kalyani

QF3| September 24, 2021 – 2:00 pm |FC Goa 5-1 Delhi FC, MB

QF4| September 25, 2021 – 2:00 pm | Bengaluru FC 3-2 Army Green, YYBK

Semi-finals: September 27-29, 2021

SF1| September 27, 2021 – 6:00 pm | Mohammedan SC 4-2 Bengaluru United, YYBK

SF2| September 29, 2021 – 6:00 pm | FC Goa 2(7)-2(6) Bengaluru FC, YYBK

Final: October 3, 2021- 6:00 pm

Mohammedan SC vs FC Goa, YYBK

Durand Cup 2021 Points Table

Durand Cup Group A standing

PosClubPointsMPWLGFGD
1Bengaluru United933075
2Mohammedan SC632195
3CRPF13021-5
4Indian Air Force13023-5
Last Updated on 14th September 2021

Durand Cup Group B standing

PosClubPointsMPWLGFGD
1FC Goa933098
2Army Green632141
3Jamshedpur FC33112-6
4Sudeva Delhi03031-3
Last Updated on 17th September 2021

Durand Cup Group C standing

PosClubPointsMPWLDGFGAGD
1Bengaluru FC73201954
2Delhi FC43111440
3Kerala Blasters3312013-2
4Indian Navy3312057-2
Last Updated on 21st September 2021

Durand Cup Group D standing

PosClubPointsMPWLGFGD
1Gokulam Kerala7320106
2Army Red732084
3Hyderabad FC331263
4Assam Rifles03033-13
Last Updated on 19th September 2021

The top two teams from each group will advance to the knockout stages.

Telecast

Durand Cup 2021 will not be telecast by any channel on television. However, the tournament will be streamed LIVE on the Addatimes app.

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