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Durand Cup 2019: Schedule, Fixtures, Preview and where to watch?

Durand Cup 2019

Durand Cup 2019

The 2019 Durand Cup will be the 129th edition of the Durand Cup, oldest football tournament in Asia, since the tournament’s founding in 1888. 16 teams will compete in the tournament. The matches will be played across three locations in West Bengal state Kolkata, Howrah and Kalyani in 5 different stadiums namely East Bengal Ground, Mohun Bagan Ground, Kalyani Stadium, Howrah Stadium and Salt Lake Stadium from 2nd August 2019. This will be for the second time that the tournament will be played outside New Delhi, its traditional venue. The final will take place at the Salt Lake Stadium on 24th August 2019. The tournament is India’s oldest football competition.

After a nearly three-year exodus, the Durand Cup is set to make its return to the Indian football calendar. The oldest and widely regarded as one of India’s most prestigious tournaments, it’s created some unforgettable moments in its 131-year-old history. While it was momentarily discontinued in 2016 due to some internal issues, the iconic competition’s been revived with a twist. Instead of taking place in Delhi, it’ll take place in Kolkata in this edition. This year’s edition will see a healthy range of I-League, Indian Super League(ISL) and Army teams competing for the prestigious tournament before the regular season kicks off. There will be four groups, out of which one winner will progress into the semi-finals and beyond.

The group games will be in a round-robin format and the top team from each group will progress to the semi-finals. Group A winner will play Group D winner and Group B winner will take on Group C winner in the semi-finals.

Durand Cup 2019 Full Schedule 

It is the 129th edition of the iconic Durand Cup. This edition will see teams from the I-league lock horns with armed forces sides. A total of 13 sides would take part in the prestigious event. The opening match will see two heavyweights Mohan Bagan lock horns with Mohammadan Sporting. Also for the first time since the inception of the league, it has shifted base from Delhi to Kolkata. The tourney will take place from August 2-24 in Kolkata’s iconic Yuba Bharti Krirangan Stadium and other Kolkata stadiums. The Durand Cup is the third oldest league in the world.

DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
2 August 2019Mohun Bagan18:00Mohammedan
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
3 August 2019East Bengal15:00Army Red
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
5 August 2019Indian Navy18:30ATK
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
5 August 2019Bengaluru FC15:00Army Red
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
8 August 2019Goa18:00Army Green
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
8 August 2019Mohun Bagan15:00ATK
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
8 August 2019Gokulam Kerala15:00Chennaiyin
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
9 August 2019Jamshedpur15:00Army Red
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
9 August 2019TRAU15:00Indian Air Force
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
10 August 2019Army Green15:00Real Kashmir
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
10 August 2019Mohammedan15:00Indian Navy
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
14 August 2019Indian Air Force15:00Gokulam Kerala
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
14 August 2019East Bengal18:00Bengaluru
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
14 August 2019Chennai City15:00Goa
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
16 August 2019Chennaiyin15:00TRAU
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
16 August 2019Mohammedan15:00ATK
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
17 August 2019Bengaluru15:00Jamshedpur
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
17 August 2019Goa15:00Real Kashmir
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
17 August 2019Mohun Bagan15:00Indian Navy
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
18 August 2019TRAU15:00Gokulam Kerala
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
18 August 2019Chennai City15:00Indian Air Force
DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
18 August 2019Chennaiyin15:00Army Green

The group stage games begin from 2nd of August, Durand Cup Schedule is planned in such a way that all the Group games will be played between 2nd of August to 18th of August. The games will be played in 5 venues and all the games begin at 15:00 IST.

Semi Final: 20 August

Semi Final 1

DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
20 August 2019TBD15:00TBD

Semi Final 2

DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
20 August 2019TBD19:30TBD

The winner of each group will directly qualify for the Semi-Final, so, Group, A winner will play the first semi-final against Group D winner on 20th of August at 15:00 IST and Group B winner will face Group C winner on the same day at 18:00 IST as per the Durand Cup Schedule for the Semifinal games.

Durand Cup Final: 24 August

DateTeam 1Time (IST)Team 2
24 August 2019Semi Final 1 WinnerTBDSemi Final 2 winner

Semifinal 1 winner will play semi-final 2 winners in the Durand Cup Final on 24th of August at 18:00 IST

Venue

The City of Joy will host this three-week-long tournament, with matches taking place at the Salt Lake Stadium, Mohun Bagan Ground, East Bengal Ground, Kanchenjunga Stadium and Kalyani Stadium.

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