How to watch 2021 Durand Cup in India: Teams, fixtures, results, TV channels & streams

Durand Cup

The 130th edition of the Durand Cup is jointly organised by the Indian Armed Forces and the Government of West Bengal in Kolkata, in September.

This is the second consecutive time that the iconic football football will be held in Kolkata after the previous edition in 2019, since moving from its long time venue at Delhi.

Here's how to watch the 2021 Durand Cup football tournament in India.

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  1. 2021 Durand Cup: Match schedule
  2. Which teams are in the 2021 Durand Cup?
  3. 2021 Durand Cup group wise fixtures & results
  4. 2021 Durand Cup knock-outs fixtures & results
  5. How to watch the 2021 Durand Cup in India?
  6. Where will the 2021 Durand Cup take place?
  7. Who are the defending champions?
  8. What is the prize money?

2021 Durand Cup: Match schedule

The 2021 Durand Cup football tournament kicked-off in Kolkata on September 5, 2021, with the final slated for October 3, 2021. 

Group stageSeptember 5-21, 2021
Quarter-finalsSeptember 23-25, 2021
Semi-finalsSeptember 27-29, 2021
FinalOctober 3, 2021

Named after its founder, Sir Mortimer Durand, Foreign Secretary of British India from 1884 to 1894, the Durand Cup is Asia’s oldest and the world’s third oldest football tournament, held between 16 top Indian football clubs across divisions.

Traditionally organised by the Indian Armed Forces, the Durand Cup was first held in Shimla in 1988 as an Army Cup. Initially open only to the British Indian Army troops in India, it was open to civilian teams from 1940 as Mohammedan Sporting defeated Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2-1 to become the first civilian team to win the tournament.

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Which teams are in the 2021 Durand Cup?

Devendra Murgaokar FC Goa Army Green Durand Cup 2021FC Goa

Among the 16 participating teams in the 2021 Durand Cup, five will be from India's top tier league, the Indian Super League (ISL). Theere will be three and two teams representing the I-League and I-League second division respectively, while the remaining six will be from the various Indian Armed Forces including the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Delhi.

ABengaluru United I-League second division
ACRPF Indian Armed Forces
AMohammedan I-League
AIndian Air Force Indian Armed Forces
BArmy Green Indian Armed Forces
BJamshedpur FC ISL
BSudeva Delhi I-League
CBengaluru FC ISL
CDelhi FC I-League second division
CIndian Navy Indian Armed Forces
CKerala Blasters ISL
DAssam Rifles Indian Armed Forces
DArmy Red Indian Armed Forces
DGokulam Kerala I-League
DHyderabad FC ISL

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2021 Durand Cup group wise fixtures & results

The group stage of the 2021 Durand Cup take place from September 5-21, 2021.

Two teams from each group progress to the knock-out stage consisting of two semi-finals and the final. The classification for making it out of the group stage is head-to-head points, head-to-head goal difference, number of goals scored and drawing of lots - in that order.

Jamshedpur Sudeva Durand Cup 2021Durand Cup Media

Group A

1Bengaluru United (Q) 3300+59
2Mohammedan (Q) 3201+56
3Indian Air Force (E) 3012-50
4CRPF (E) 3012-50

Group A fixtures

DateGameTime (IST)Venue
Sep 5Indian Air Force 1-4 Mohammedan4:15pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 6CRPF 0-1 Bengaluru United3pmKalyani Stadium
Sep 9Indian Air Force 2-4 Bengaluru United3pmKalyani Stadium
Sep 10CRPF 1-5 Mohammedan3pmKalyani Stadium
Sep 14Mohammedan 0-2 Bengaluru United3pmKalyani Stadium
Sep 14CRPF vs Indian Air Force(Cancelled)Mohun Bagan Ground

Group B

1FC Goa (Q) 3300+89
2Army Green (Q)3201+16
3Jamshedpur FC (E)3102-63
4Sudeva Delhi (E) 3003-30

Group B fixtures

DateGameTime (IST)Venue
Sep 6Jamshedpur 1-0 Sudeva3pmMohun Bagan Ground
Sep 7FC Goa 2-0 Army Green3pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 10Jamshedpur 1-3 Army Green3pmMohun Bagan Ground
Sep 13FC Goa 2-1 Sudeva3pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 17Jamshedpur 0-5 FC Goa3pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 17Army Green 1-0 Sudeva3pmMohun Bagan Ground

Group C

1Bengaluru FC (Q)3210+47
2Delhi FC (Q)311104
3Indian Navy (E)3102-23
4Kerala Blasters (E)3102-21

Group C fixtures

DateGameTime (IST)Venue
Sep 8Delhi FC 1-2 Indian Navy3pmMohun Bagan Ground
Sep 11Kerala Blasters 1-0 Indian Navy3pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 15Bengaluru 2-0 Kerala Blasters3pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 18Delhi FC 2-2 Bengaluru3pmMohun Bagan Ground
Sep 21Bengaluru 5-3 Indian Navy3pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 21Delhi FC 1-0 Kerala Blasters3pmMohun Bagan Ground

Group D

1Gokulam Kerala (Q)3110+67
2Army Red (Q)3210+47
3Hyderabad FC (E)3102+33
4Assam Riffles (E) 3003-130

Group D fixtures

DateGameTime (IST)Venue
Sep 9Army Red 4-1 Assam Rifles3pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 12Assam Rifles 0-5 Hyderabad3pmMohun Bagan Ground
Sep 12Gokulam Kerala 2-2 Army Red3pmKalyani Stadium
Sep 16Gokulam Kerala 1-0 Hyderabad3pmKalyani Stadium
Sep 19Army Red 2-1 Hyderabad3pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 19Assam Rifles 2-7 Gokulam Kerala3pmKalyani Stadium

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2021 Durand Cup knock-out stage fixtures & results


Gokulam Kerala Army Red Durand Cup 2021Durand Cup Media
DateGameTime (IST)Venue
Sep 23Mohammedan 1-0 Gokulam Kerala2pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 24Army Red vs Bengaluru United(Cancelled)Kalyani Stadium
Sep 24FC Goa 5-1 Delhi FC2pmKalyani Stadium
Sep 25Bengaluru FC 3-2 Army Green2pmSalt Lake Stadium


DateGameTime (IST)Venue
Sep 27Mohammedan 2-2 (4-2 a.e.t) Bengaluru United6pmSalt Lake Stadium
Sep 29FC Goa 2-2 (7-6 penalties) Bengaluru FC6pmSalt Lake Stadium


DateGameTime (IST)Venue
Oct 3Mohammedan vs FC Goa6pmSalt Lake Stadium

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How to watch the 2021 Durand Cup on TV & live stream in India?

There is no TV telecast for the 2021 Durand Cup football tournament. Live streaming will be available on the Addatimes website and mobile application.

TV channelsOnline stream

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Where will the 2021 Durand Cup take place?

The 2021 Durand Cup will be held across three venues, namely Kalyani Municipal Stadium Ground in Kalyani, the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan (VYBK) or the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata and the Mohun Bagan Club Ground in Kolkata.

Kalyani Stadium 20,000
Salt Lake Stadium 85,000
Mohun Bagan Ground 20,000

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Who are the defending champions of Durand Cup?

Gokulam Kerala Durand Cup 2019GKFC Media

Gokulam Kerala are the defending champions of the Durand Cup after a 10-man Malabarians defeated Mohun Bagan 2-1 in the 2019 Durand Cup final played at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata.

The Durand Cup is unique in the sense the winners are awarded three trophies with two rolling ones (the Durand Cup and the Shimla Trophy) and the President’s Cup for permanent keeping.

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What is the prize money at the 2021 Durand Cup?

CityPrize money
Champions ₹40 Lakh
Runners-up ₹20 Lakh
Semi-finalists ₹5 Lakh

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