Army Green Wins 2016 Durand Cup Football Title [ Current Affairs - Sports ]
2016 (128th edition) Durand Cup Football Title has been won by Army Green, they have beating Neroca FC with 6-5 penalties score because both the teams were failed to score the goal at the finals played at Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi.
- Neroca FC team of Manipur was the first team to compete in this prestigious tournament.
- Previously it was held in 2014 which was hosted by Pune and Salgaocar FC has won the tournament.
- Army Green: PC Llawmkina.
- Neroca FC: Lalit Thapa (Goalkeeper)
About Durand Cup Football Title
- The Durand Cup is a prestigious and oldest football tournament of India which is played since 1888.
- It is also a third oldest football tournament in the world after Football Association Cup of England and Scotland Football Association Cup.
- Durand Football Tournament Society (DFTS) and Osians are jointly hosting it.
- The prize money are:
- ₹ 4.5 million for Winners
- ₹ 2 million for Runners-up
- ₹ 0.5 million for Semi-finalists
- Participant teams (2016 Durand Cup Football Title) are:
- Group A
- Army Green
- DSK Shivajians
- Gangtok Himalayan
- Indian Navy
- Minerva Academy
- Sporting Goa
- Group B
- Army Red
- Indian Air Force
- Real Kashmir FC
- Published on: September 15, 2016