Durand Cup 2023: All results, Scores, Highlights and Point tables

The Durand Cup, India’s most prestigious and historic football tournament, is making a grand comeback with its 132nd edition, and this time, it’s even more special as foreign teams are participating after nearly three decades. This promises an exciting spectacle of football action that fans have been eagerly waiting for. It also marks the beginning of the domestic season in India, setting the stage for an unforgettable competition.

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About Durand Cup 2023

This year’s Durand Cup features an expanded list of participating teams, including 12 Indian Super League sides, five I-League clubs, five Services teams, and the local club entry Bodoland FC. With such a diverse and competitive lineup, the battles on the field are expected to be tougher than ever before. Fans can anticipate thrilling clashes, unexpected upsets, and heart-stopping moments as each team strives for supremacy and the chance to etch their name in Indian football history.

Durand Cup 2023

The 2023 edition of the Durand Cup will host 24 teams, who will compete in a total of 43 matches, culminating in the grand finale. The prize pool for this year’s tournament is a generous INR 89 lakh, adding to the excitement and motivation for the participating teams. The group stage matches are set to run from August 3 to August 22, with teams engaging in a single round-robin format. The group leaders will automatically qualify for the quarterfinals, the knockouts, while the two best second-placed teams from all six groups will secure the remaining spots in the quarterfinals.

As the competition progresses, the quarterfinals are scheduled to take place from August 24 to August 27, leading up to the highly anticipated grand finale on September 3. The final match will kick off at 4 PM Indian Standard Time at the iconic Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, creating a perfect setting for an unforgettable football showdown.

The Durand Cup is not limited to a single venue; rather, it will be spread across six stadiums in three cities – Kolkata, Guwahati, and Kokrajhar. Football enthusiasts in these regions will have the opportunity to witness the thrill of the matches firsthand. The venues include well-known stadiums like Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake stadium), Mohun Bagan Ground, East Bengal Ground, Kishore Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata, Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati, and Sports Authority of India Stadium in Kokrajhar.

It’s worth noting that the Durand Cup has a rich history, dating back to its inception in 1888. As Asia’s oldest football tournament, it holds a special place in the hearts of football fans not just in India but across the continent. Moreover, it boasts the distinction of being the third-oldest football competition in the world, adding to its legacy and significance.

The tournament is organized by India’s Armed Forces, further emphasizing its historic and patriotic importance. With such a storied heritage and the addition of foreign teams this year, the Durand Cup 2023 is poised to create moments that will be cherished by football enthusiasts for years to come.

Groups and Teams of Durand Cup 2023:

GROUP AGROUP BGROUP CGROUP DGROUP EGROUP F
Bangladesh ArmyIndian NavyBengaluru FC Downtown Heroes FC Chennaiyin FCBodoland FC
East BengalJamshedpur FCGokulam Kerala FCNorthEast United FC Delhi FC Odisha FC
Mohun Bagan SGMohammedan SCIndian Air Force FT FC Goa Hyderabad FCIndian Army FC
Punjab FCMumbai City FCKerala BlastersShillong LajongTribhuwan ArmyRajasthan United FC

Durand Cup Venues:

  1. Salt Lake Stadium ( Kolkata)
  2. Mohun Bhagan Ground (Kolkata)
  3. East Bengal Ground (Kolkata)
  4. Kishore Bharati Krirangan (Kolkata)
  5. Sports Authority of India Stadium (Kokrajhar)
  6. Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium (Guwahati)

Durand Cup Point Tables:

Group A

RankTeamPlayedWonDrawLostPointsGFGAGD
1stEast Bengal3210742+2
2ndMohun Bagan SG321671+7
3rdBangladesh army3021227-5
4thPunjab FC3012103-3

Group B
RankTeamPlayedWon DrawLostPointsGFGAGD
1stMumbai City FC33009121+11
2ndMohammedan FC32016945
3rdJamshedpur FC31023111-10
4thIndian Navy3003017-6

Group C
RankTeamPlayedWonDrawLostPointsGFGAGD
1stGokulam Kerala FC3201665+1
2nd Kerala Blasters3120553+2
3rdBengaluru FC31114106+4
4thIndian Air Force FT3012118-7

Group D
RankTeamPlayedWonDrawLostPointsGFGAGD
1st FC Goa32107112+9
2ndNorthEast United FC321079 3+6
3rdShillong Lajong31023211-9
4thDowntown Heroes FC3003028-6

Group E
RankTeamPlayedWonDrawLostPointsGFGAGD
1st Chennaiyin FC3300982+6
2ndHyderabad FC3111454+1
3rdDelhi FC3021234-1
4thTribhuwan Army3012117-6

Group F
RankTeamPlayedWonDrawLostPointsGFGAGD
1stIndina Army FC3210731+2
2ndRajasthan United FC31114220
3rdBodoland FC3102334-1
4thOdisha FC3102334-1


Durand cup 2023: Group runner-ups standings

RankTeamGroupPlayedWon DrawLostPointsGD
1stNortheast United FCD32107+6
2ndMohun Bagan SGA32016+6
3rdMohammedan SCB32016+5
4thKerala BlastersC31114+4
5thRajasthan United FCF311140
6thDelhi FCE30212-1

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