Kalyani Football Ground at 02.00 P.M
Quarter final game between Army Red and FC Bengaluru United of the 130th Durand Cup called off
KOLKATA, September 24, 2021: The Local Organizing Committee (LOC)of 130thDurand Cup, has called off the quarter final game between Army Red and FC Bengaluru United (FCBU) scheduled for Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Kalyani stadium due to positive Covid cases reported in the Army Red squad.
The Army Red sqaud decided to withdraw fro the tournament as a result and FCBU receive a bye into the Semi-finals.
All decisions have been taken, keeping in mind the health and safety of players and officials primarily and the continuity and success of the tournament.
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About Durand Cup
A symbol of India’s football history and culture, the Durand Cup is Asia’s oldest and the world’s third oldest football tournament, held between 16 top Indian football clubs across divisions. Organized by the Indian Armed Forces, the Durand Cup has been the breeding ground for India’s best footballing talent, over the years.
The inaugural edition happened in Shimla in 1888, when it started off as an Army Cup, open only to the British Indian Army troops in India, but soon opened up to civilian teams. Named after its founder, Sir Mortimer Durand, Foreign Secretary of British India from 1884 to 1894, the iconic tournament reached its 130th edition in 2021. Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have been the most successful teams, winning the tournament 16 times each.