Durand Cup 2024: The AIFF have announced the 2024 Durand Cup Dates- Check out the full details

Durand Cup 2024: The oldest and most popular football tournament of India, Durand Cup will be starting from 26 July till 31 August 2024 as announced by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on 6 February 2024. The official sponsor is not yet announced but we can expect that Indian Oil may be the official sponsor in 2024 as well. It is also expected that the Durand Cup 2024 Team List will be the same as the Durand Cup 2023. Read about the details about 2024 Durand Cup, Durand Cup Live Telecast 2024 and Durand Cup Venue 2024 in this article.

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Durand Cup 2024
2024 Durand Cup

2024 Durand Cup Overview

Event NameDurand Cup 2024
Official SponsorTBD
Durand Cup 2024 Start Date 26 July 2024
Durand Cup 2024 End Date 31 August 2024
No. of Teams24 (Tentative)
No. of MatchesTBD
Durand Cup 2023 WinnerMohun Bagan
Durand Cup Winner 2024TBD
Durand Cup Runner-up 2024TBD
Official Websitedurandfootball.in

About Durand Cup

The Durand Cup Football Tournament is the oldest Indian domestic football competition that was first started on 1888. It will be 133th edition of Durand Cup in 2024. The tournament is hosted by Durand Football Tournament Society in co-operation with AIFF, Eastern Command of Indian Armed Forces and is supported by the Asian Football Confederation since 1889.

This tournament is organized annually and the team that have won most Durand Cup title is Mohun Bagan. The tournament till 2021 was organized and hosted by only one city, but since 2022 multiple venues were scheduled for organizing the Durand Cup. For instance the Durand Cup 2023 was organized on Kolkata, Guwahati and Kokrajhar.

The Durand Cup had only Indian football clubs competing in the tournament, but in Durand Cup 2023 foreign teams were included in the game. Those two teams are Bangladesh Army and Tribhuvan Army (Nepal).

However it is to be noted that inclusion of foreign teams in Durand Cup will continue or not. We Shall update once the Durand Cup Team List 2024 is out.

Durand Cup Format

The format of Durand Cup in 2023 was completely different from that of previous editions. Till 2019 the format was that there used to be 4 groups with 4 teams in each group. 1 winner team from each group were promoted to the Semi-final round and then final. But the format changed in 2021. Now Quarter-final was introduced in the game allowing two winner teams to advance to the quarter-final, then semi-final and final.

This format continued for a year, then there was another format change in 2023. This time the the number of groups increased from 4 to 6 because the number of teams was also increased in 2023. 1 winner team from each respective groups and 2 second placed teams from Group A & D advanced to the quarter-final round.

The format of 2024 Durand Cup is not known yet.

Durand Cup 2024 Start Date

The All India Football Federation has announced the starting date of 133

Durand Cup. The group stage matches of the tournament will start from 26 July 2024.

Durand Cup 2024 Schedule

Durand Cup
2024 Durand Cup (Credit- Indian Football Team)

The Durand Cup Schedule 2024 is not yet live but the All India Football Federation has officially released the 2024 Durand Cup Start Date. The tournament starts from 26 July 2024 and ends on 31 August 2024. We can predict the schedule will be out 1 or 2 months before the tournament begins. We will be updating the Durand Cup Schedule 2024 once it is live.

Durand Cup 2024 Team List

The official 2024 Durand Cup Team list is not yet announced, but we predict that the total teams may be same as the Durand Cup 2023 which is 24. The 24 teams were divided into 6 parts in 2023. Out of 24 teams 12 teams were from Indian Super League (ISL), 5 teams were from I- League, 1 team each from I- League 2 and Regional League Team, 3 Teams from Indian Armed Forces and newly included 2 foreign teams in Durand Cup 2023.

However this is not yet confirmed whether the foreign teams will be included in 2024 also. We shall keep you posted once we get any news or information about official team list of 2024 Durand Cup is out.

Durand Cup Venue 2024

Like the previous seasons, there will be multiple venues for hosting the Durand Cup 2024. But according to reports, Sai StadiumKokrajhar, is going to be one of the hosts of the 2024 Durand Cup.

Other venues are not yet known. Once they are being declared by the authorities we shall update.

Durand Cup Official Song 2024

The Durand Cup Official Song for 2024 is not yet known. The Durand Cup Official Song for 2023 was Bhide which featured Vicky Kaushal and was sung by Divine and Arijit Singh and written by Amitabh Bhattacharya and Divine.

2024 Durand Cup Awards and Prizes

The total pool prize of Durand Cup 2024 is not known but we can expect that it will be somewhat like the Durand Cup 2023, where the total pool prize was Rs 1 Crore. The Durand Cup 2023 Winner got Rs 60 Lakhs and the runners-up team go Rs 30 Lakhs. Details about Durand Cup 2024 Prize money is given below.

Durand Cup 2024 WinnerRs 60 Lakhs
Durand Cup 2024 Runner-upRs 30 Lakhs
Golden BallRs 4 Lakhs
Golden GloveRs 3 Lakhs
Golden BoatRs 3 Lakhs

2024 Durand Cup Broadcast Details

The official broadcasting rights of Durand Cup football tournament is with Sony Sports Network for 3 years starting from 2023. Viewers can watch all the matches of Durand Cup both in Television and OTT.

Durand Cup Broadcast Channel in IndiaSony Ten 2, Sony Ten 2 HD
Durand Cup OTT platformSony LIV

Important Links

Durand Cup WebsiteLink
Durand Cup FacebookLink
Durand Cup TwitterLink
Durand Cup InstagramLink
Durand Cup YouTubeLink
World Sports GalleryLink


When will Durand Cup 2024 Start?

The 133 Durand Cup will be starting from 26 July 2024.

Is Durand Cup held every year?

Yes, the Durand Cup is held annually since its first season.

Which is the oldest football trophy in India?

The oldest and still active football trophy in India is Durand Cup. This tournament first started on 1888.

Durand Cup is Associated with the game of?

Durand Cup is associated with the game of Football. The Durand Cup is also the oldest Football tournament of India. It started on 1888.

Which is the Asia’s oldest Football Tournament?

The Asia’s oldest football is Durand Cup, as Indian domestic football competition that was started on 1888.

How many years is Durand Cup?

Durand Cup started 136 years ago. But there years when the event was not organized due to multiple reasons. So if we calculate the total age excluding the years when the event was not organized then it would be 133.

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