Get ready for football fever! The prestigious Durand Cup 2023, featuring 24 teams, will kick off from August 3 to September 3 across West Bengal and Assam. Catch all the action live as India’s domestic football season begins. Watch it live-streamed in India and televised on various channels. Organized by the Indian Armed forces since 1888, this historic tournament is Asia’s oldest and the world’s third oldest football competition.
The much-awaited Durand Cup 2023 will showcase 24 teams, comprising representatives from the Indian Super League, I-League, and the Armed Forces. Excitingly, this season also welcomes army teams from Nepal and Bangladesh. The teams have been grouped into six sets, each containing four teams. The knockout stage will see the top-performing six group winners and the two best second-placed teams competing for glory. Get ready for an action-packed football spectacle!
The Durand Cup 2023 will see intense competition among 24 formidable teams, divided into six groups:
Group A: Bangladesh Army, East Bengal, Mohun Bagan SG, Punjab FC
Group B: Indian Navy, Jamshedpur FC, Mohammedan SC, Mumbai City FC
Group C: Bengaluru FC, Gokulam Kerala FC, Indian Air Force FT, Kerala Blasters
Group D: Downtown Heroes FC, FC Goa, NorthEast United FC, Shillong Lajong
Group E: Chennaiyin FC, Delhi FC, Hyderabad FC, Tribhuwan Army
Group F: Bodoland FC, Indian Army FC, Odisha FC, Rajasthan United FC
Expect thrilling encounters as these teams battle it out for supremacy in the oldest and prestigious football tournament in Asia.
The highly anticipated Durand Cup 2023 will feature a total of 43 matches, taking place at four venues in Assam and West Bengal. The matches will be held in Guwahati and Kokrajhar (Assam) and Kolkata (West Bengal).
Bengaluru FC, the defending champions, claimed their maiden Durand Cup title in 2022 by defeating Mumbai City FC 2-1 in an intense final, led by the remarkable Sunil Chhetri and his teammates.
The tournament will witness an epic clash as Kolkata’s giants, Mohun Bagan Super Giant and arch-rivals East Bengal, meet in the famous derby. Both clubs have a rich history in the Durand Cup, having secured the prestigious trophy 16 times each, making them the most successful teams in the competition. Football fans can expect enthralling action and fierce competition in this historic event.
Where to watch Durand Cup 2023 live
To catch all the live action of Durand Cup 2023, football enthusiasts can tune in to Sony LIV for live streaming. For those who prefer traditional television viewing, the matches will be telecasted on Sony TEN 2 TV and Sony TEN 2 HD TV channels in India. Don’t miss a single moment of this thrilling tournament!