Army Green Wins 2016 Durand Cup Football Title [ Current Affairs - Sports ]

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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.

Image of Army Green Team

Image of Army Green Team

Image of Army Green Team

  • 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.

Captains

  • Army Green: PC Llawmkina.
  • Neroca FC: Lalit Thapa (Goalkeeper)

About Durand Cup Football Title

Durand Cup Football Title

Durand Cup Football Title

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:
  1. ₹ 4.5 million for Winners
  2. ₹ 2 million for Runners-up
  3. ₹ 0.5 million for Semi-finalists          
  • Participant teams (2016 Durand Cup Football Title) are:
  • Group A
  1. Army Green
  2. DSK Shivajians
  3. Gangtok Himalayan
  4. Indian Navy
  5. Minerva Academy
  6. Sporting Goa
  • Group B
  1. Aizawl
  2. Army Red
  3. Dempo
  4. Indian Air Force
  5. Real Kashmir FC
  6. NEROCA

- Published on: September 15, 2016