Kerala Blasters FC will be playing their first match in the Durand Cup against the Indian Navy on 11th September, 3 PM at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan (VYBK). This will be the first official competitive match under the new head coach Ivan Vukomanović and the team is ready to battle it out against the navy team.
QUICK RUN DOWN.
The Durand Cup is one of the world’s oldest active football tournaments, organized by the Indian Armed forces and the Government Of West Bengal. This is the 130th edition of this prestigious competition, which was commenced its existence back in 1888. The event has great historical importance in Indian football.
The men in yellow started their preparations by the beginning of August in Kochi and had a month-long preseason camp. The team also played preseason friendlies as part of their preparation for the season before flying over to Kolkata, the host city for the historic tournament. Three Friendly matches were played during the course, in which 2 were against Kerala United FC and one against the Jammu and Kashmir Sports Council team.
The Indian Navy has already played their first match of the tournament earlier this week and has won against Delhi FC with a 3-1 scoreline.
WHERE TO WATCH
Catch the match live on Adda Times App. And you can get the live updates of the match from the clubs’ official Twitter handle as well!