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Four Different Venues To Host Durand Cup 2024 Starting July 27

The Durand Cup 2024 football tournament will start from July 27 with the final scheduled at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium) in Kolkata on August 31. First played in 1888, the Durand Cup is India’s oldest football tournament and serves as the opener for the Indian domestic season. The upcoming edition will be the 133rd edition of the legacy competition.

About Durand Cup 2024

  • The Durand Cup features teams from the Indian Super League, I-League and the Armed Forces. International teams have also taken part in the competition over the years.
  • Durand Cup 2024 will feature a total of 43 matches, played in a round-robin league-cum-knockout format.
  • There will be 24 teams competing, divided into six groups of four teams each. Six group toppers and two best second-placed sides will make the knockout stage.
  • Jamshedpur and Shillong have been added as host cities for the 133rd edition, further expanding the tournament in India’s eastern and northeastern regions.

Kokrajhar, Shillong and Jamshedpur will host

Kokrajhar, Shillong and Jamshedpur will host one group each while matches of the remaining three groups will be played in Kolkata. Reigning champions Mohun Bagan Super Giant are the most successful team in the competition with 17 titles closely followed by arch-rivals East Bengal, who have 16 trophies. Mohun Bagan beat East Bengal in the final, a Kolkata derby, to clinch the title last season. The 2016 champions Army Green were the last Armed Forces team to win the title. Gokulam Kerala, in 2019, were the last I-League club to lift the Durand Cup trophy.

Durand Cup 2024 venues

  • Kolkata: Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan and Kishore Bharati Krirangan
  • Jamshedpur: JRD Tata Sports Complex
  • Shillong: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
  • Kokrajhar: SAI Stadium


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