Durand Cup 2022 schedule: Kolkata Derby to launch expanded tournament


Durand Cup 2022 Schedule: The 131st edition of the iconic Durand Cup will begin just one day after India’s 75th Independence Day…

2022 Durand Cup schedule: The 131st edition of the iconic Durand Cup will kick off just a day after India’s 75th Independence Day with Kolkata rivals ATK Mohun Bagan and East Bengal vying for bragging rights. The tournament kicks off in a new, revamped format, with 20 teams split into four groups in a 40-match tournament. Follow Durand Cup 2022 LIVE updates on Insidesport.IN

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2022 Durand Cup schedule: Kolkata Derby to kick off historic Durand Cup as ISL clubs dominate expanded tournament – See full schedule

Asia’s oldest football competition, the Durand Cup will kick off with the first Kolkata derby of the season as ATK Mohun Bagan and East Bengal face off at Salt Lake Stadium on August 16. The fixture list was announced on Wednesday and Kolkata will host most of the tournament. with all three venues – e Saltlake Stadium and Kishore Bharati Krirangan and Naihati Stadium in use.

The tournament will also feature matches at Guwahati and Imphal Khuman Lampak stadiums. Salt Lake Stadium will host the final on September 18, will host 10 matches, including seven knockout matches. Guwahati and Imphal will host one of four groups and a total of 10 matches each. The number of teams has increased from 16 to 20.

The tournament features all 11 teams from the ISL, alongside the top five teams from the I-League. Four teams will come from the pool of Durand Cup organizers comprising Indian Armed Forces – Indian Air Force FT, Indian Navy FT, Army RED FT and Army Green FT.

2022 Durand Cup schedule: Kolkata Derby to kick off historic Durand Cup as ISL clubs dominate expanded tournament – See full schedule

DURAND CUP CALENDAR

MATCH NO DAYTIME BAND TEAM NAME 1 VERSUS TEAM NAME 2 TIME VENUE
1 TUESDAY B EASTERN BENGAL CLUB VERSUS ATK MOHUN BAGAN FC To be determined VYBK
2 WEDNESDAY A JAMSHEDPU FC VERSUS INDIAN AIR FORCE FT To be determined NAIHATI
3 WEDNESDAY D ODISHA FC VERSUS NORTHEAST UNITED FC To be determined GUWAHATI
4 THURSDAY B MUMBAI CITY FC VERSUS INDIAN NAVY FT To be determined KISHOREBHARATI
5 THURSDAY VS NEROCA FC VERSUS TRAU FC To be determined IMPHAL
6 FRIDAY D SUDEVA DELHI FC FC VERSUS KERALA BLASTERS FC 15:00 GUWAHATI
seven FRIDAY A MOHAMMEDAN SC VERSUS FC GOA 6:00 p.m. VYBK
8 SATURDAY VS CHENNAIYIN FC VERSUS RED ARMY FT 15:00 IMPHAL
9 SATURDAY B ATK MOHUN BAGAN FC VERSUS RAJASTHAN FC 6:00 p.m. NAIHATI
ten SUNDAY D NORTHEAST UNITED FC VERSUS ARMY GREEN FT 15:00 GUWAHATI
11 SUNDAY A JAMSHEDPU FC VERSUS BENGALURU FC 6:00 p.m. KISHOREBHARATI
12 MONDAY VS TRAU FC VERSUS FC HYDERABAD 15:00 IMPHAL
13 MONDAY B EASTERN BENGAL CLUB VERSUS MUMBAI CITY FC 6:00 p.m. VYBK
14 TUESDAY A FC GOA VERSUS INDIAN AIR FORCE FT 15:00 NAIHATI
15 TUESDAY D ODISHA FC VERSUS KERALA BLASTERS FC 6:00 p.m. GUWAHATI
16 WEDNESDAY VS RED ARMY FT VERSUS NEROCA FC 15:00 IMPHAL
17 WEDNESDAY B ATK MOHUN BAGAN FC VERSUS INDIAN NAVY FT 6:00 p.m. KISHOREBHARATI
18 THURSDAY D ARMY GREEN FT VERSUS SUDEVA DELHI FC FC 15:00 GUWAHATI
19 THURSDAY A BENGALURU FC VERSUS MOHAMMEDAN SC 6:00 p.m. VYBK
20 FRIDAY VS FC HYDERABAD VERSUS CHENNAIYIN FC 15:00 IMPHAL
21 FRIDAY B EASTERN BENGAL CLUB VERSUS RAJASTHAN FC 6:00 p.m. NAIHATI
22 SATURDAY A JAMSHEDPU FC VERSUS FC GOA 15:00 KISHOREBHARATI
23 SATURDAY D NORTHEAST UNITED FC VERSUS KERALA BLASTERS FC 6:00 p.m. GUWAHATI
24 SUNDAY VS TRAU FC VERSUS RED ARMY FT 15:00 IMPHAL
25 SUNDAY B ATK MOHUN BAGAN FC VERSUS MUMBAI CITY FC 6:00 p.m. VYBK
26 MONDAY D ODISHA FC VERSUS SUDEVA DELHI FC FC 15:00 GUWAHATI
27 MONDAY A BENGALURU FC VERSUS INDIAN AIR FORCE FT 6:00 p.m. NAIHATI
28 TUESDAY B RAJASTHAN FC VERSUS INDIAN NAVY FT 15:00 KISHOREBHARATI
29 TUESDAY VS FC HYDERABAD VERSUS NEROCA FC 6:00 p.m. IMPHAL
30 WEDNESDAY D KERALA BLASTERS FC VERSUS ARMY GREEN FT 15:00 GUWAHATI
31 WEDNESDAY A JAMSHEDPU FC VERSUS MOHAMMEDAN SC 6:00 p.m. VYBK
32 THURSDAY VS TRAU FC VERSUS CHENNAIYIN FC 6:00 p.m. IMPHAL
33 FRIDAY A BENGALURU FC VERSUS FC GOA 15:00 KISHOREBHARATI
34 FRIDAY D NORTHEAST UNITED FC VERSUS SUDEVA DELHI FC FC 6:00 p.m. GUWAHATI
35 SATURDAY VS RED ARMY FT VERSUS FC HYDERABAD 15:00 IMPHAL
36 SATURDAY B EASTERN BENGAL CLUB VERSUS INDIAN NAVY FT 6:00 p.m. VYBK
37 SUNDAY D ARMY GREEN FT VERSUS ODISHA FC 15:00 GUWAHATI
38 SUNDAY A MOHAMMEDAN SC VERSUS INDIAN AIR FORCE FT 6:00 p.m. NAIHATI
39 MONDAY B MUMBAI CITY FC VERSUS RAJASTHAN FC 15:00 KISHOREBHARATI
40 MONDAY VS NEROCA FC VERSUS CHENNAIYIN FC 6:00 p.m. IMPHAL

A symbol of Indian football history and culture, the Durand Cup is the oldest football tournament in Asia and the third in the world, held between 16 top Indian football clubs from all divisions. Organized by the Indian Armed Forces, the Durand Cup has been the breeding ground for the best talent in Indian football over the years.

The inaugural edition was held in Shimla in 1888, when it began as an army cup, open only to British Indian Army troops in India, but soon opened up to civilian teams. Named after its founder, Sir Mortimer Durand, British India’s Foreign Secretary from 1884 to 1894, the iconic tournament reached its 130th edition in 2021. Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have been the most successful teams, winning the tournament 16 times each.

2022 Durand Cup schedule: Kolkata Derby to kick off historic Durand Cup as ISL clubs dominate expanded tournament – See full schedule

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