Kolkata: Arch-rivals Mohun Bagan Tremendous Big and East Bengal are headed for the season’s first Kolkata derby after discovering themselves in the identical group within the 132nd Durand Cup slated from August 3 to September 3.
The 2 bitter rivals discover themselves in Group A together with Roundglass Punjab FC, the primary ever facet to be promoted to the ISL, and the Bangladesh Military Crew.
The event fixtures, nevertheless, are but to be introduced.
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Asia’s oldest event may have 24 groups divided into six teams with the toppers and two finest second-placed groups making the knock-outs.
Kolkata will play host to A, B and C group groups in a number of venues, with the hallowed Salt Lake Stadium slated to host the event opener in addition to the ultimate.
Whereas many of the Group D and Group E video games, barring two, have been slotted in Guwahati’s Indira Gandhi Athletic stadium. Kokrajhar’s SAI middle floor, the latest host metropolis venue, will host a complete of 9 video games, together with one of many 4 quarter-final video games.
Sunil Chhetri-led defending champions Bengaluru FC are clubbed with Kerala Blasters and 2019 champions Gokulam Kerala together with the Indian Air Pressure in Group C.
The 132nd Durand Cup additionally sees a return of international participation after a niche of 27 years and whereas the Bangladesh Service staff has been positioned in Group A, the second international staff is positioned in group E.
A complete of 43 matches, together with the ultimate, are scheduled with two of the 4 quarterfinals happening in Guwahati and Kokrajhar, whereas the remainder of the knockouts occur in Kolkata.
Group A: Mohun Bagan Tremendous Big, East Bengal, Roundglass Punjab FC and Bangladesh Military.
Group B: Mumbai Metropolis FC, Jamshedpur FC, Mohammedan Sporting and Indian Navy.
Group C: Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters, Gokulam Kerala and Indian Air Pressure.
Group D: North East United FC, FC Goa, Shillong Lajong FC.
Group E: Hyderabad FC, Chennaiyin FC, Delhi FC and Tribhuvan Military Soccer Membership Nepal.
Group F: Odisha FC, Rajasthan United FC, Indian Military and Bodoland Crew.
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