2022 Durand Cup

The 2022 Durand Cup, also known as IndianOil Durand Cup due to sponsorship ties with Indian Oil Corporation, was the 131st edition of Durand Cup, the oldest football tournament in Asia, and also the first edition since it was recognised by the Asian Football Confederation.[1] This year for the first time the tournament was played in more than one venue.[2] The tournament is hosted by the Durand Football Tournament Society in co-operation with the Eastern Command of the Indian Armed Forces and the Government of West Bengal, supported by the governments Assam and Manipur.[3] This was the first season of the tournament wherein every club in the top tier Indian Super League has been mandated to participate, along with 5 selected clubs from the I-League, and the four teams representing the armed forces.[4]

2022 IndianOil Durand Cup
2022 The Indian Oil Durand Cup logo.jpg
Official logo for the 2022 edition
CountryIndia
Dates16 August 2022 – 18 September 2022
VenueKolkata, Guwahati and Imphal
Teams20
ChampionsBengaluru (1st title)
Runners-upMumbai City
Matches played47
Goals scored133 (2.83 per match)
Best playerGreg Stewart
Best goalkeeperAntonio Dylan (2 clean sheets)
2021
2023
All statistics correct as of 18 September 2022.

Goa was the defending champion, having defeated Mohammedan in the 2021 final, but this time they couldn't progress beyond the group stage. The final was an all-ISL affair for the first time, and Bengaluru won their first-ever Durand Cup by defeating the debutants – Mumbai City by 2–1.[5]

TeamsEdit

A total of 20 teams participated in the Indian football season opener: 11 clubs from the top division Indian Super League, 5 clubs from I-League and the traditional 4 teams representing the Indian Armed Forces.

Locations of the participating clubs in Durand Cup (excluding the Indian Armed Forces teams)
Team Head coach Captain Location
  Indian Super League clubs
ATK Mohun Bagan[6]   Juan Ferrando   Pritam Kotal Kolkata, West Bengal
Bengaluru[7]   Simon Grayson   Sunil Chhetri Bengaluru, Karnataka
East Bengal[8]   Stephen Constantine   Cleiton Silva Kolkata, West Bengal
Chennaiyin[9]   Thomas Brdarić   Anirudh Thapa Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Goa[10]   Deggie Cardozo   Lesly Rebello Margao, Goa
Hyderabad[11]   Manolo Márquez   João Victor Hyderabad, Telangana
Jamshedpur[12]   Carlos Santamarina   Sandip Mandi Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
Kerala Blasters [13]   Tomasz Tchórz   Sachin Suresh Kochi, Kerala
Mumbai City[14]   Des Buckingham   Mourtada Fall Mumbai, Maharashtra
NorthEast United[15]   Subam Rabha   Sampow Rongmei Guwahati, Assam
Odisha[16]   Josep Gombau   Carlos Delgado Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  I-League clubs
Mohammedan[17]   Andrey Chernyshov   Marcus Joseph Kolkata, West Bengal
NEROCA[18]   Khogen Singh   Naorem Tondomba Singh Imphal, Manipur
Rajasthan United[19]   Pushpender Kundu   Aydar Mambetaliev Jaipur, Rajasthan
Sudeva Delhi[20]   Chencho Dorji   Nischal Chandan New Delhi, Delhi
TRAU   Nandakumar Singh   Komron Tursunov Imphal, Manipur
  Indian Armed Force teams
Army Green   Robikanta Singh   PC Lallawmkima N/A
Army Red   Mileswamy Govindaraju Ramachandran   Jain P
Indian Air Force   Priya Darshan   Shibinraj Kunniyil
Indian Navy   Abhilash Vasantha Nair   Vishnu Velutha Kulathil

Several top I-League clubs, most notably previous season's champions Gokulam Kerala, withdrew from the tournament. Gokulam cited improper scheduling, therefore chose to solely focus on league games, as they got replaced by Sudeva Delhi.

VenuesEdit

A total of 47 matches were played across 3 cities: Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal, with 27 matches played in Kolkata, including the knock-out fixtures, and 10 matches each played in Guwahati and Imphal.[21][22][23]

Kolkata
Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Kishore Bharati Krirangan
Capacity: 85,000 Capacity: 12,000
   
Guwahati Imphal
Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium Khuman Lampak Stadium
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 35,285
 

Prize moneyEdit

Position Amount
Golden Glove 3 lakh (US$3,800)
Golden Boot 3 lakh (US$3,800)
Golden Ball 3 lakh (US$3,800)
Runner-ups 30 lakh (US$38,000)
Champions 50 lakh (US$63,000)
Total 89 lakh (US$110,000)

MarketingEdit

Official sponsors and partnersEdit

Source: Durand Cup on Twitter

Trophy tourEdit

The Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) organised a 15-day trophy tour prior to the beginning of the tournament.[24] The tour was flagged off at the Eastern Command headquarters at Fort William in Kolkata on 19 July in the presence of the DFTS Chairman and Chief of Staff (Eastern Command) – Lt. Gen. KK Repswal, the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs (Government of West Bengal) – Aroop Biswas and General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (Eastern Command) – Lt. Gen. RP Kalita.[25] The Durand Cup, along with the President Cup and the Shimla Cup, visited Guwahati on 21 July, Imphal from 24–25 July, Jaipur from 27–28 July and a number of cities in Goa from 2–3 August before returning to Kolkata, where the tour was flagged in on 12 August at Gostha Pal Sarani, in front of the statue of legendary Indian footballer Gostha Pal.[25][26] The destinations for the tour is selected particularly keeping in mind that Guwahati and Imphal are the first time hosts for the tournament, a Rajasthani team from Jaipur would be participating for the first time after forty years, and the defending champions hail from Goa.[25]

Official songEdit

On 12 August, the DFTS released a theme song along with a music video to commemorate the age-old tournament entering a new era with the first time recognition from the AFC and participation of all ISL clubs. The song was titled "Durand...Durand" which was sung and performed by Papon, Shaan and Rewben Mashangva.[1][27][28] The song was live performed on the opening matchdays at the three respective host venues by Papon and Mashangva.[29]

Group stageEdit

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MOH BEN JAM GOA IAF
1 Mohammedan (H) 4 3 1 0 9 2 +7 10 Qualify for the Knockout stage 1–1 3–0 3–1 2–0
2 Bengaluru 4 2 2 0 9 4 +5 8 2–1 2–2 4–0
3 Jamshedpur 4 2 0 2 4 6 −2 6 1–0 2–1
4 Goa 4 1 1 2 4 6 −2 4 1–0
5 Indian Air Force 4 0 0 4 1 9 −8 0
Source: Sportstar
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
(H) Host

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification MCI RUN AMB EAB INA
1 Mumbai City 4 2 1 1 13 7 +6 7[a] Qualify for the Knockout stage 5–1 4–1
2 Rajasthan United 4 2 1 1 6 7 −1 7[a] 2–0
3 ATK Mohun Bagan (H) 4 2 1 1 6 4 +2 7[a] 1–1 2–3 2–0
4 East Bengal (H) 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5 4–3 0–0 0–1 0–0
5 Indian Navy 4 0 1 3 1 8 −7 1
Source: Sportstar
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
(H) Host
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Head-to-head points: Mumbai City 4, Rajasthan United 3, ATK Mohun Bagan 1.

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HYD CHE ARR NER TRA
1 Hyderabad 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6 9 Qualify for the Knockout stage 3–1
2 Chennaiyin 4 2 1 1 9 6 +3 7 2–2
3 Army Red 4 1 2 1 4 4 0 5 1–0 0–0
4 NEROCA (H) 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4 0–3 0–2 3–1
5 TRAU (H) 4 1 0 3 4 10 −6 3 0–2 1–4 2–1
Source: Sportstar
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
(H) Host

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ODI KER ARG NEU SDE
1 Odisha 4 4 0 0 11 0 +11 12 Qualify for the Knockout stage 2–0 6–0 3–0
2 Kerala Blasters 4 2 1 1 6 3 +3 7 2–0
3 Army Green 4 1 1 2 3 4 −1 4 0–1 0–0
4 NorthEast United (H) 4 1 0 3 3 12 −9 3 0–6 0–3 1–3 2–0
5 Sudeva Delhi 4 0 2 2 1 6 −5 2 1–1
Source: Sportstar
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) goal difference; 5) number of goals scored; 6) drawing of lots
(H) Host

Knockout stageEdit

BracketEdit

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
9 September 2022
 
 
Mohammedan3
 
14 September 2022
 
Kerala Blasters0
 
Mohammedan0
 
11 September 2022
 
Mumbai City1
 
Mumbai City (a.e.t.)5
 
18 September 2022
 
Chennaiyin3
 
Mumbai City1
 
10 September 2022
 
Bengaluru2
 
Odisha1
 
15 September 2022
 
Bengaluru (a.e.t.)2
 
Bengaluru1
 
12 September 2022
 
Hyderabad0
 
Hyderabad3
 
 
Rajasthan United1
 


Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2
Mohammedan 3–0 Kerala Blasters
Odisha 1–2
(a.e.t.)
Bengaluru
Mumbai City 5–3
(a.e.t.)
Chennaiyin
Hyderabad 3–1 Rajasthan United

MatchesEdit

9 September 2022 (2022-09-09) QF–1 Mohammedan 3–0 Kerala Blasters Kolkata
18.00 IST
  • Faiaz   17'
  • Dauda   59', 84'
Report
  • Basith   86'
  • Gigi   90'
Stadium: Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan
Referee: Crystal John
Man of the Match: Abiola Dauda (Mohammedan)
10 September 2022 (2022-09-10) QF–2 Odisha 1–2 (a.e.t.) Bengaluru Kolkata
18.00 IST
Report
Stadium: Kishore Bharati Krirangan
Referee: Dipu Roy
Man of the Match: Roy Krishna (Bengaluru)
11 September 2022 (2022-09-11) QF–3 Mumbai City 5–3 (a.e.t.) Chennaiyin Kolkata
18.00 IST
Report
Stadium: Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan
Man of the Match: Lallianzuala Chhangte (Mumbai City)
12 September 2022 (2022-09-12) QF–4 Hyderabad 3–1 Rajasthan United Kolkata
18.00 IST
Report
Stadium: Kishore Bharati Krirangan
Attendance: 1,024
Man of the Match: Akash Mishra (Hyderabad)

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2
Mohammedan 0–1 Mumbai City
Bengaluru 1–0 Hyderabad


MatchesEdit

14 September 2022 (2022-09-14) SF–1 Mohammedan 0–1 Mumbai City Kolkata
18.00 IST
Report
Stadium: Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan
Referee: Rahul Kumar Gupta
Man of the Match: Bipin Singh (Mumbai City)
15 September 2022 (2022-09-15) SF–2 Bengaluru 1–0 Hyderabad Kolkata
18.00 IST
Report
Stadium: Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan
Referee: Rowan Arumughan
Man of the Match: Parag Shrivas (Bengaluru)

FinalEdit

Mumbai City1–2Bengaluru
Report


StatisticsEdit

As of 18 September 2022

Top scorersEdit

Rank Player Team Goals
1   Lallianzuala Chhangte Mumbai City 7
2   Greg Stewart Mumbai City 6
3   Bartholomew Ogbeche Hyderabad 5
  Sivasakthi Narayanan Bengaluru
5   Saúl Crespo Odisha 3
  Jerry Mawihmingthanga Odisha
  Mohammed Aimen Kerala Blasters
  Sunil Chhetri Bengaluru
  Roy Krishna Bengaluru
  Petar Slišković Chennaiyin
Hattricks
Player Goals Round Against Result Date
  Greg Stewart 3 QF Chennaiyin 5–3 11 September 2022

Note: The team's score of the scorer is denoted first in the result row.

Most clean sheetsEdit

Rank Player Team Clean sheets
1   Antonio Dylan Odisha 2
  Kamaljit Singh East Bengal
  Sankar Roy Mohammedan
  Lalthuammawia Ralte Odisha
  Sachin Suresh Kerala Blasters
  Vishal Kaith ATK Mohun Bagan

DisciplineEdit

Most yellow cardsEdit

Most red cardsEdit

Season awardsEdit

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