Jamshedpur FC is heading to Kolkata for the 131st edition of the Durand Cup. The tournament will be played between August 16 and September 18, 2022. It will be organised by the Indian Army on behalf of the Armed Forces.
The Durand Cup will be a 20-team competition divided into four groups. Jamshedpur FC will participate among 11 Indian Super League (ISL) clubs, 5 I-League teams, and 4 Indian Army Air Forces teams. Jamshedpur will compete in group A with FC Goa, Mohammedan Sporting, Bengaluru FC & Indian Air Force. The venue for Group A is Kolkata & the matches will be distributed between the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, Naihati Stadium, and Kishore Bharati Stadium.
The team will play under the guidance of Carlos Santamarina, the coach for this tournament, "It's going to be a good experience for the team. The young players crave to play in competitive tournaments, and the Durand Cup could not have come at a better time for us. The tournament will provide a fantastic platform for the players to know where they stand and gain competitive minutes as they play to try and win," he said.
The tournament has a very significant history, as it is Asia's oldest football tournament. It is one of the most anticipated and renowned competitions in the world.
Jamshedpur FC CEO Mukul Choudhari added, "Durand Cup is one of the oldest club competitions, and we are thrilled that it will kick off soon. Jamshedpur FC is honoured to participate in this competition. This will allow us to showcase our young talent and measure their development amongst the country's top teams. We would like to wish the team the very best for the competition."
The matches will be live on Television on Sports 18 Network and online platforms such as Voot Select & Jio TV. Jamshedpur FC's first match will be against Bengaluru FC on August 17 at Kishore Bharati Krirangan, Kolkata. Stay tuned to our website and social media channels for updates on Jamshedpur FC from the Durand Cup.
Here is the squad and technical staff who will head to the City of Joy to compete in the Durand Cup 2022:
|JERSEY NO||PLAYER NAME||POSITION||COUNTRY||DATE OF BIRTH||PLACE OF BIRTH|
|56||Nikhil Barla||STRIKER||INDIA||05th August, 2003||Khunti, Jharkhand|
|59||Sorokhaibam Nongpoknganba Meitei||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||11th December, 2003||Sagolmang Bazar, Manipur|
|44||Rishi||DEFENDER||INDIA||16th October, 2002||Kalsote, Jammu and Kashmir|
|46||Keisam Angelo Singh||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||25th september, 2002||Moirang, Manipur|
|58||Kojam Beyong||DEFENDER||INDIA||2nd October, 2003||Seppa, Arunachal Pradesh|
|54||Piush Thakuri||DEFENDER||INDIA||13th October, 2003||Bagdogra, West Bengal|
|63||Aryan Sonowal||DEFENDER||INDIA||19th January, 2003||Dibrugarh, Assam|
|55||Hijam Lenin Singh||STRIKER||INDIA||28th Febuary, 2003||Sawombung, Manipur|
|52||Arman Tamang||GOALKEEPER||INDIA||28th May, 2004||Jamshedpur, Jharkhand|
|68||Mohit Singh Dhami||GOALKEEPER||INDIA||8th October, 2004||Bhountari, Uttarakhand|
|48||Robin Das||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||24th August, 2002||Sultanpur, West Bengal|
|47||Nayan Tamang||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||22nd May, 2002||Teesta Valley, West Bengal|
|62||Lalruatmawia||STRIKER||INDIA||10th December, 2003||Chhingchhip, Mizoram|
|61||Phijam Vikash Singh||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||10th July, 2003||Kairembikhok,Manipur|
|60||Saphaba Singh Telem||DEFENDER||INDIA||3rd January, 2003||Tiger Camp, Manipur|
|31||Vishal Yadav||GOALKEEPER||INDIA||5th May, 2002||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
|19||Sandip Mandi||DEFENDER||INDIA||11th June, 2002||Kalyani, West Bengal|
|10||Tapan Haldar||STRIKER||INDIA||10th January, 2004||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|23||Vilin Pujari||STRIKER||INDIA||27th August, 1998||Mangalore, Karnataka|
|7||Kamlesh Singh Bist||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||29th December, 2004||Kolkata, West Bengal|
|53||Advait Sumbly||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||23rd December, 2003||New Delhi, Delhi|
|66||Raj Mukhi||DEFENDER||INDIA||9th July, 2004||Jagugoda, Jharkhand|
|67||Ankit Toppo||DEFENDER||INDIA||4th April, 2004||Lattah Bar, Toli|
|65||Gopal Hembrom||DEFENDER||INDIA||31st December, 2004||Sarjamda, Jharkhand|
|45||Anand Kumar||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||10th March, 2002||Delhi, Delhi|
|34||Deepak Hansda||MIDFIELDER||INDIA||12th October, 2004||Santhal Lahala|
HEAD COACH: Carlos Santamarina
ASST. COACH: Indranil Chakraborty
GK COACH: Subroto Dasgupta
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