Asia’s oldest football tournament – and the third oldest in the world – starts at Salt Lake stadium here with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attending the opening ceremony which will precede a match between last year’s finalists, reigning champions FC Goa and Mohammedan Sporting. It could end with President Droupadi Murmu presenting the trophies on September 18, reviving a tradition that stopped when the tournament moved out of New Delhi.
Twenty teams, including all 11 ISL clubs, five from I-League and four from the armed forces, spread over four groups will play in the 47-game competition which will for the first time since it started in 1888 be a multi-venue event with group games also being held in Imphal and Guwahati. All knockout games will be in Kolkata.
Durand Cup 2022 Groups and Clubs –
Group A: Jamshedpur FC, Bengaluru FC, Mohammedan FC, Indian Air Force FT
Group B: Emami East Bengal, ATK Mohun Bagan, Mumbai City FC, Rajasthan United, Indian Navy FT
Group C: NEROCA FC, TRAU, Hyderabad FC, Chennaiyin FC, Army Red FT
Group D: Odisha FC, NorthEast United FC, Kerala Blasters FC, Sudeva Delhi FC, Army Green FT
Durand Cup 2022 Game Schedule –
What is Durand Cup ?
The Durand Football Tournament, commonly known as Durand Cup, is an annual domestic football competition in India which was first held in 1888 in Shimla. Hosted by the Durand Football Tournament Society, the tournament is the oldest existing club football tournament in Asia and third oldest in the world.