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Durand Cup 2023 Knockout Stage: Schedule, Results, and Where to Watch Live

The Durand Cup 2023 knockout stage is set to captivate football fans as eight qualified teams compete for the prestigious title. The matches will take place at Kolkata’s Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan and the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. Let’s delve into the schedule, results, and where to catch the live action.

Qualified Teams:
East Bengal FC, Mumbai City FC, Gokulam Kerala FC, FC Goa, Chennaiyin FC, and Indian Army FT topped their respective groups in the 132nd edition of the Durand Cup, securing their spots in the quarter-finals. Additionally, Mohun Bagan Super Giant and NorthEast United FC secured their knockout berths as the two best second-placed teams from the group stage.

Quarter-Final Matches:

  • Quarter-final 1: Indian Army FT faced NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati. NorthEast United FC emerged victorious with a 1-0 scoreline.
  • Quarter-final 2: Group A leaders, East Bengal FC, clashed with I-League outfit Gokulam Kerala FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata.
  • Quarter-final 3: FC Goa, who topped Group D, went head-to-head against ISL rivals Chennaiyin FC in Guwahati.
  • Quarter-final 4: Group B leaders, Mumbai City FC, squared off against their nemesis, Mohun Bagan Super Giant, in Kolkata.

Semi-Finals and Final:

  • The semi-finals will take place at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on August 29th and 31st.
  • The highly anticipated Durand Cup 2023 final is scheduled for September 3rd at the same venue.

Match Format:
The knockout stage will not feature extra time. After the regular 90 minutes, teams will proceed directly to a penalty shootout to determine the winner.

Defending Champions:
Bengaluru FC holds the title of defending champions, having triumphed over Mumbai City FC in the 2022 final with a scoreline of 2-1.

Live Telecast and Streaming:
Football enthusiasts in India can catch the live action of Durand Cup 2023 on Sony Sports Ten 2 and Sony Sports Ten 2 HD TV channels. For those who prefer streaming, the matches will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.

For more updates stay tuned to FELA News!

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