On August 3, 2023, the Durand Cup began. The Indian Armed Forces hosted Asia’s oldest football competition for the first time in Shimla in 1888. The Durand Cup, the oldest football competition in Asia, kicks off on August 3rd for its 132nd time. Check Durand Cup 2023 Team, Head Coach, Captain, Venue and More.
24 teams compete to win the famous trophy. The third-oldest football competition in the world is called the Durand Cup. It was first hosted by the Indian Armed Forces. It was first played in Shimla year 1888.
Durand Cup 2023 Team Head Coach and Captain details:
The Durand Cup 2023 has increased the number of teams with the previous edition. And there are 5 services team from various countries India, Nepal, and Bangladesh will play in this new edition. It is the first-time foreign team participating in this tournament after 27 years.
These teams are divided into six groups with four in each group. It has six group winners. The best second will be placed in the knockout stage. Teams from the Indian Super League, as I League. The Armed Forces are represented on this year’s squad.
Bangladeshi and Nepalese forces are included in the cup. There are six groups of four teams each made up of 24 teams. Each group’s top two finishers advance to the knockout rounds.
Durand Cup 2023 games with six venues:
Imphal was considered a host city. Due to some Manipur issues. Guwahati is to be considered as a set of replacements. There are a total of 43 matches across 3 cities such as Kolkata, Guwahati, and, Kokrajhar.
There are a total of 23 matches that can be played in Kolkata. And including the final match. And 11 matches in Guwahati and 9 matches in Kokrajhar with Stadium details given below.
|Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (Salt Lake Stadium), Kolkata||Land of Mohun Bagan, Calcutta|
|East Bengal Region, Calcutta||Kishore Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata|
|The Stadium Sports Authority of India, Kokrajhar||Athletics Stadium as Indira Gandhi, Guwahati|