06 Aug 2022 | 08:36 | Football
File image of the East Bengal team.© Twitter
The first Kolkata derby of the season between ATK Mohun Bagan and East Bengal at Saltlake Stadium on August 16 will kick off the 131st Durand Cup, according to the fixture schedule announced on Wednesday. The city will have three venues – Saltlake and Kishore Bharati Krirangan Stadium and Naihati Stadium in the North 24-Parganas district.
The tournament will also feature matches at Guwahati and Imphal’s Khuman Lampak Stadium.
Saltlake Stadium, which will host the summit clash on September 18, will host 10 matches, including the opening derby between ATK Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, as well as all seven knockout matches. next.
Guwahati and Imphal will host one of four groups and total 10 matches each.
The number of teams has increased from 16 to 20.
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