Hyderabad: As part of the preparations for the Indian Super League, Hyderabad Football Club will participate in the prestigious 130th edition of Durand Cup. The Hyderabad side will kick off their campaign against Assam Rifles on September 12 at the Mohun Bagan Ground in Kolkata.
Hyderabad FC, who will be making their debut in this tournament, will be against defending champions Gokulam Kerala FC and then Army Red in Group D.
Back in Kolkata after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 2021 edition of the Durand Cup which kicks off on September 5. This year the tournament will be played across three venues in Kolkata – Mohun Bagan Ground, VYBK Salt Lake Stadium and Kalyani Stadium.
The Hyderabad FC squad that will participate in the tournament will consist of a mixture of first-team players along with youngsters from HFC’s reserve side. First Team Assistant Coach & Technical Director (Youth) Thangboi Singto alongside Reserve Team Head Coach Shameel Chembakath will lead the team during the competition in Kolkata. The players have already been in training under the duo’s supervision for the past one week in preparation of the competition ahead.
Hyderabad FC will be one of five ISL clubs alongside FC Goa, Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters and Jamshedpur FC, which will participate in this year’s competition.
Fixtures, Group D
Match-1: 12/09/2021 – Assam Rifles vs. Hyderabad FC – Mohun Bagan Ground
Match-2: 16/09/2021 – Gokulam Kerala FC vs. Hyderabad FC – Kalyani Stadium
Match-3: 19/09/2021 – Army Red vs. Hyderabad FC – VYBK, Salt Lake Stadium
All games will kick off at 3:00 PM IST