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Fixtures released for 129th Durand Cup to be played across West Bengal

Durand Cup

The 129th edition of India’s oldest football tournament, the Durand Cup, would be played from August 2 to 24 in Kolkata, Kalyani and Siliguri.

A total of 16 teams from across Indian Super League, I-League, Second Division League and Services team would be participating with the teams split into four groups of four teams each with the group winners reaching the final.

The Durand Cup is being revived after a gap of over two years with the tournament shifting base from New Delhi to West Bengal. In the last final in 2016, Army Green had beaten NEROCA on penalties to lift the trophy.

129th Durand Cup 2019 – Fixtures

Group Stage

Group A
East Bengal FC, Army Red, Jamshedpur FC Reserves, Bengaluru FC

03-Aug-2019: East Bengal Club – Army Red (East Bengal Ground, 3pm)
06-Aug-2019: East Bengal Club – Jamshedpur FC (Saltlake Stadium, 3pm)
06-Aug-2019: Bengaluru FC – Army Red (East Bengal Ground, 3pm)
09-Aug-2019: Army Red – Jamshedpur FC (East Bengal Ground, 3pm)
12-Aug-2019: Jamshedpur FC – Bengaluru FC (Mohun Bagan Ground, 3pm)
16-Aug-2019: East Bengal Club – Bengaluru FC (Saltlake Stadium, 6pm)

Group B
Mohun Bagan AC, Indian Navy, ATK, Mohammedan Sporting Club

02-Aug-2019: Mohun Bagan AC – Mohammedan Sporting Club (Saltlake Stadium, 3pm)
05-Aug-2019: Mohammedan Sporting Club – Indian Navy (Kalyani, 3pm)
08-Aug-2019: Indian Navy – ATK (Mohun Bagan Ground, 3pm)
12-Aug-2019: Mohammedan Sporting Club – ATK (East Bengal Ground, 3pm)
14-Aug-2019: Mohun Bagan AC – Indian Navy (Mohun Bagan Ground, 3pm)
17-Aug-2019: Mohun Bagan AC – ATK (Mohun Bagan Ground, 3pm)

Group C
Chennai City FC, Real Kashmir FC, Army Green, FC Goa

07-Aug-2019: Real Kashmir FC – Chennai City FC (Kalyani, 3pm)
08-Aug-2019: FC Goa – Army Green (Kalyani, 3pm)
11-Aug-2019: Army Green – Real Kashmir FC (Kalyani, 3pm)
13-Aug-2019: Chennai City FC – FC Goa (Kalyani, 3pm)
16-Aug-2019: FC Goa – Real Kashmir FC (Kalyani, 3pm)
17-Aug-2019: Chennai City FC – Army Green (Kalyani, 3pm)

Group D
Gokulam Kerala FC, Chennaiyin FC, TRAU FC, Indian Air Force

08-Aug-2019: Gokulam Kerala FC – Chennaiyin FC (Siliguri, 3pm)
09-Aug-2019: TRAU – Indian Air Force (Siliguri, 3pm)
12-Aug-2019: Indian Air Force – Gokulam Kerala FC (Siliguri, 3pm)
13-Aug-2019: Chennaiyin FC – TRAU (Siliguri, 3pm)
16-Aug-2019: TRAU – Gokulam Kerala FC (Siliguri, 3pm)
17-Aug-2019: Chennaiyin FC – Indian Air Force (Siliguri, 3pm)

Knock-out Stage

20-Aug-2019: Semifinal #1 (Saltlake Stadium, 3pm)
20-Aug-2019: Semifinal #2 (Saltlake Stadium, 6pm)

20-Aug-2019: Final (Saltlake Stadium, 6pm)