2011 Durand Cup
The 2011 Durand Cup is the 124th edition of the Durand Cup, the third oldest association football competition in the world. Churchill Brothers won the 2011 Durand Cup at the Ambedkar Stadium with a 5-4 tie-break win over Prayag United. The 2010 Durand Cup Champions were Prayag United.
The Durand Cup is scheduled from 24 September to 15 October 2011. The tournament will be conducted in two stages. Stage 1 will be the Qualifying Knock Out Round and Stage 2 will be Quarter Final League round.
I-League Clubs Leaving
I-League clubs Mohun Bagan, Dempo, Mumbai, HAL and East Bengal have decided to skip the tournament for various reasons like having to play in other tournaments, to prepare for the I-League or they just don't see worth in the cup.
COSCO Platina FIFA approved football is the official ball of the tournament.
The cash award for the Winner, Runners up and the 3rd positions will be awarded with Rs. 20 Lakhs, 10 Lakhs and 5 Lakhs respectively.
The Durand Cup officially started on September 24, 2011 with Delhi United FC beating MEG Bangalore 2-0. Then the second match of the day took place with Assam Rifles demolishing State Bank of Hyderabad 5-1. The next day ARC Shillong beat State Bank of Travancore 2-1 while Indian Air Force F.C. beat Shahadra FC 4-3 on penalties after drawing 0-0. Then on September 26 BNR beat J & K Bank 4-3 on penalties after drawing 1-1. Then Bhowanipur SC beat Army Green 3-1 on penalties after drawing 0-0. Then on September 27 Indian Navy FC defeated FC Punjab Police 1-0 while Army Jr FC lost to CRPF 2-1. Then on September 28 BSF defeated Bhowanipur FC on penalties 5-3 after drawing 1-1. Then Delhi United lost 4-2 to Assam Rifles. Meanwhile, on September 30 BSF beat Tata Football Academy 2-0.
All matches will be played in Delhi
|Indian Air Force||2||0||0||2||1||5||-4||0|
|13 October||Churchill Brothers||4 - 1||Shillong Lajong||Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi|
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- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2011-10-07.