The quarterfinal group stage of the 124th edition of the Durand Cup is set to kick-off later today with defending champions Prayag United SC taking on qualifiers Border Security Force in Group A, while later in the day in Group B Shillong Lajong FC take on Indian Air Force.
Indian Air Force and Border Security Force came through the qualifiers, but especially for BSF it will be tough as they only played their final qualifier yesterday, a 4-3 win against Assam Rifles after penalties. IAF had earlier beaten CRPF on Saturday to qualify.
The qualifiers were shortened after Mumbai FC and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited SC pulled out with Mumbai FC replaced by Shillong Lajong in Group B, while HAL were replaced by Mohammedan Sporting Club in Group D. Earlier another I-League side in Sporting Clube de Goa pulled out of the qualifiers, which resulted in a shortened version of the qualification process.
26-Sep-2011: Assam Green 0-0,1-3 Bhowanipore Club, Kolkata
26-Sep-2011: Border Security Force 1-1,5-3 Jammu&Kashmir Bank
24-Sep-2011: Delhi United 2-0 MEG, Bangalore
24-Sep-2011: Assam Rifles 5-1 State Bank of India, Hyderabad
25-Sep-2011: Shahdara Club 0-0,3-4 Indian Air Force
25-Sep-2011: Assam Regimental Centre, Shillong 2-1 State Bank of Travancore
27-Sep-2011: Army Juniors 1-2 CRPF
27-Sep-2011: Punjab Police 0-1 Indian Navy
28-Sep-2011: Bhowanipore Club, Kolkata 2-4 Border Security Force
28-Sep-2011: Delhi United 1-2 Assam Rifles
29-Sep-2011: Indian Air Force 2-1 Assam Regimental Centre, Shillong
29-Sep-2011: CRPF 2-1 Indian Navy
30-Sep-2011: Tata Football Academy 0-2 Border Security Force
01-Oct-2011: Indian Air Force 1-0 CRPF
03-Oct-2011: Assam Rifles 3-4 Border Security Force [penalties]
Prayag United SC, Salgaocar SC, Border Security Force (Qualifier A)
Shillong Lajong FC, Sikkim United FC, Indian Air Force (Qualifier B)
Pune FC, Air India, ONGC
Mohammedan Sporting Club, Churchill Brothers SC, Army Red