Durand Cup 2024: Start date, table, and venues.

The Durand Cup 2024 draw will be the 133rd season of the ongoing tournament. It is an annual football competition in India that started in 1888 and is one of the oldest football competitions in the world. The tournament is named after its founder, Mortimer Durand, who was India’s foreign minister from 1884 to 1894.

The tournament was initially organized as a football competition for various departments and regiments of the Indian Armed Forces. This tournament is the start of every football season in India. It is open to any national club of any division, and hosts invited teams from various branches of the Indian Armed Forces.

As far as the Durand Cup 2024 schedule is concerned, the tournament will start on 26 July from the group stage. The Durand Cup final 2024 will be held on 31 August. Apart from this tournament, the prestigious competitions of the Indian football season are the Indian Super League, which starts on 14 September; the Indian Super Cup, which will be held from 1 October to 15 May; and the Indian Women’s Super League, which runs from 25 October to 30 April.

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Durand cup 2024: Top favorites to win

In 2023, Mohun Bagan squad became the winner of the tournament. They defeated East Bengal 1-0 in the final match. Remarkably, Mohun Bagan was outnumbered in the match due to Anirudh Thapa’s red card and the winning goal was also scored in the minority.

Teams like Goa and NorthEast United were stopped at the semi-final stage. 

Mohun Bagan’s last few seasons have been more than successful. The team won the Indian Super League regular season in 2024, the ISL playoffs in 2023, and the Durand Cup in 2023. 

According to Pin-Up, Mohun Bagan will not be able to compete with others to win the 2024 Durand Cup. The team is going through a period of rebuilding, and next season could bring the club into the turbulence zone.

Rajasthan Royals, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Chennai Super Kings have a good chance of winning.

Odds table for winning the Indian Durand Cup 2024

According to Pin-Up.World, which teams have the best odds of winning the tournament? Below is a list of betting odds to win the title, according to the state of play on the day of writing:

Rajasthan Royals3.5
Sunrisers Hyderabad4
Kolkata Knight Riders4.5
Chennai Super Kings5.5
Mumbai Indians7
Lucknow Super Giants11
Gujarat Titans23
Delhi Capitals60
Punjab Kings170
Royal Challengers Bangalore250
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Rajasthan Royals are in fine condition and have the best odds to win. Their best players are coming out at the peak of their form. Last season, it was already evident that the team was ready for big things in the next campaign. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders, and Chennai Super Kings are also pleasant surprises.

Other Indian football tournaments scheduled in 2024-25

The Durand Cup is the start of the new football season in India. It will be followed by several other important national tournaments of football India. Here is the list with the schedule venue of the major tournaments of the next season:

July 26-August 31Durand Cup
August 1-September 30I-League 3
September 1-September 1529th Senior Women’s National Football Championship Group Stage
September 14-April 30Indian Super League
October 1-May 15Super Cup
October 1-October 1529th Senior Women’s National Football Championship Final Round
October 19-April 30I-League
October 25-April 30Indian Women’s League
November 5-November 1578th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy Group Stage
December 1-December 1578th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy Final Round
January 25, 2025-April 30, 2025IWL 2
January 15, 2025-April 30, 2025I-League 2
February 1, 2025-February 20, 2025National Beach Soccer Championship
May 1, 2025-May 20, 2025AIFF Men’s Futsal Club Championship
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The 2024/25 football season Final is scheduled for April-May 2025. On these dates, the winner of the Indian Super League play-offs will be decided, as well as several other Indian football tournaments, such as the Women’s ISL, the Indian Beach Soccer Championship, and the Indian Futsal Championship. 

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