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Major I-League and ISL teams enter the fray as the historic Durand Cup visits West Bengal

The Durand Cup, World’s third oldest and Asia’s oldest football tournament , returns after a short gap of three years to entertain the football lovers of the Nation.  The prestigious tournament was first held in 1888, at Dagshai (Himachal Pradesh) and is named after Mortimer Durand, who was the then Foreign Secretary in charge of India.

The tournament that began as an Army Cup, was a conscious way to maintain health and fitness initially among the British troops but later opened to civilians and currently is one of the leading sporting event.  Royal Scouts Fusiliers won the inaugural edition of the Durand Cup way back in 1888.  Mohammedan Sporting Club was the first Indian club to win the cup, in 1940, when the tournament shifted to Delhi.  Mohun Bagan and East Bengal are the most successful teams in the history of the Durand Cup, winning it on sixteen occasions each.  The “Army Greens” are the current defending champions, winning the last tournament played in 2016.

The winning team is presented with three trophies i.e. The President’s Cup (first presented by Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India), the Durand Cup (the original challenge prize, which is a rolling trophy) and the Shimla Trophy (first presented by citizens of Shimla in 1904 and since 1965, a rolling trophy).  

Under the patronage of the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and the three service Chiefs from Army, Navy and Air Force, dynamic support of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms Mamta Banerjee and able guidance of Lt Gen MM Naravane, PVSM,AVSM,SM,VSM, GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, the 129th edition of the cup is being organized.  Department of Youth Services and Sports, Government of West Bengal under stewardship of Hon’ble Minister Shri Aroop Biswas, AIFF (All India Football Federation) and IFA (West Bengal) are extending extensive support to make this tournament a success.  

The tournament has been shifted from its homeland Delhi to Kolkata, the “Mecca of Football”, for this edition.  The “City of Joy” will host the three week long tournament, scheduled between 02 to 24 Aug 2019, with matches being played at various venues in and around Kolkata.  Sixteen participating teams from across the country, including four teams from the Services, are set to bring out the competitive and true sportsman spirit to win the coveted trophies.

The Durand Cup 2019 fixtures are as follows...

Matches in Kalyani...

Group

Day

Date

Team

 

Team

Ground

Time

C

Wed

07/8/2019

Real Kashmir FC

Vs

Chennai City

Kalyani

15:00 hrs

A

Thu

08/8/2019

Bengaluru FC

Vs

Army  Red

Kalyani

15:00 hrs

C

Fri

09/8/2019

FC Goa

Vs

Army  Green

Kalyani

15:00 hrs

C

Mon

12/8/2019

Army  Green

Vs

Real Kashmir FC

Kalyani

15:00 hrs

C

Tue

13/8/2019

Chennai City

Vs

FC Goa

Kalyani

15:00 hrs

C

Fri

16/8/2019

FC Goa

Vs

Real Kashmir FC

Kalyani

15:00 hrs

C

Sat

17/8/2019

Chennai City

Vs

Army  Green

Kalyani

15:00 hrs

 

Matches in Siliguri...

Group

Day

Date

Team

 

Team

Ground

Time

D

Thu

08/8/2019

Gokulam

Vs

Chennaiyin FC

Siliguri

15:00 hrs

D

Fri

09/8/2019

Trau

Vs

Air Force

Siliguri

15:00 hrs

D

Mon

12/8/2019

Air Force

Vs

Gokulam

Siliguri

15:00 hrs

D

Tue

13/8/2019

Chennaiyin FC

Vs

Trau

Siliguri

15:00 hrs

D

Fri

16/8/2019

Trau

Vs

Gokulam

Siliguri

15:00 hrs

D

Sat

17/8/2019

Chennaiyin FC

Vs

Air Force

Siliguri

15:00 hrs

And finally, matches in Kolkata...

Group

Day

Date

Team

 

Team

Ground

Time

B

Fri

02/8/2019

Mohun Bagan

Vs

Md.Sporting

VYBK

15:00 hrs

 

A

Sat

03/8/2019

East Bengal

Vs

Army  Red

E.Bengal

15:00 hrs

 

B

Mon

05/8/2019

Md.Sporting

Vs

ATK

E.Bengal

15:00 hrs

 

A

Tue

06/8/2019

East Bengal

Vs

Jamshedpur FC

VYBK

15:00 hrs

 

A

Thu

08/8/2019

Bengaluru FC

Vs

Army  Red

Kalyani

15:00 hrs

 

B

Sat

10/8/2019

Mohun Bagan

Vs

Navy

M.Bagan

15:00 hrs

 

A

Sun

11/8/2019

Jamshedpur FC

Vs

Army  Red

E.Bengal

15:00 hrs

 

A

Tue

13/8/2019

East Bengal

Vs

Bengaluru FC

E.Bengal

15:00 hrs

B

Tue

13/8/2019

Mohun Bagan

Vs

ATK

VYBK

15:00 hrs

 

B

Wed

14/8/2019

Md.Sporting

Vs

Navy

M.Bagan

15:00 hrs

 

A

Fri

16/8/2019

Bengaluru FC

Vs

Jamshedpur FC

M.Bagan

15:00 hrs

 

B

Sat

17/8/2019

Navy

Vs

ATK

E.Bengal

15:00 hrs

 
 

Tue

20/8/2019

Semi Final 

   

VYBK

 
 

Tue

20/8/2019

Semi Final 

   

VYBK

 
 
 

Sat

24/8/2019

F I N A L

   

VYBK

 

 

Durand Cup Press Release






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