Wednesday, 22 August 2012

125th Durand Cup: Four teams qualify for Quarterfinals!

The 125th edition of the Durand Cup, India's oldest football tournament, started-off with the qualifiers on August 16 with 16 teams trying to make it into the group stage with four teams making it into the quarterfinal league. These were Delhi United, CRPF, Assam Rifles and Punjab Police.

Originally only two teams were supposed to make it from the qualifiers into the tournament proper, but with Churchill Brothers SC pulling out as the organisers did not offer air travel, which is now standard for I-League teams and Bangalore's HAL SC not having enough players to field a team, the organisers had no option but to include two more teams from the qualifiers in the 12 team quarterfinal league stage.


FIXTURES & REXULTS

Qualifiers
Round 1
16-Aug-2012: Delhi United 2-2,7-6 Indian Navy [penalties]
16-Aug-2012: Army Green 2-0 Jammu&Kashmir Bank
17-Aug-2012: JCT Academy 2-1 Arty Centre
17-Aug-2012: Assam Rifles 4-1 Assam Service Corps
18-Aug-2012: BEG, Kirkee 0-1 Border Security Force
18-Aug-2012: Uttarakhand Police 0-6 CRPF
19-Aug-2012: Indian Air Force 0-0,3-4 Garhwal Heroes [penalties]
19-Aug-2012: Punjab Police 7-1 Subrata Academy

Round 2
20-Aug-2012: Army Green 0-2 Delhi United
20-Aug-2012: CRPF 0-0,5-3 Border Security Force [penalties]
21-Aug-2012: Assam Rifles 3-0 JCT Academy
21-Aug-2012: Garhwal Heroes 1-2 Punjab Police

Quarterfinal League
Group I
24-Aug-2012: Delhi United - Pailan Arrows
26-Aug-2012: Delhi United - Air India
28-Aug-2012: Pailan Arrows - Air India

Group II
24-Aug-2012: Sporting Club de Goa - Assam Rifles
26-Aug-2012: ONGC, Mumbai - Assam Rifles
28-Aug-2012: Sporting Club de Goa - ONGC, Mumbai

Group III
23-Aug-2012: Pune FC - CRPF
25-Aug-2012: Sesa Football Academy - CRPF
27-Aug-2012: Sesa Football Academy - Pune FC

Group IV
23-Aug-2012: Punjab Police - Army Red
25-Aug-2012: Army Red - Dodsal FC, Mumbai
27-Aug-2012: Punjab Police - Dodsal FC, Mumbai

Semifinals
30-Aug-2012: Winner Group I - Winner Group III
30-Aug-2012: Winner Group II - Winner Group IV

Final
01-Sep-2012: Winner SF1 - Winner SF2

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