05/07/2014 ….Asias oldest and the world\’s third oldest tournament Durand Cup would be held in goa between 28th Oct. to 9th Nov 2014 under the aegis of Maharashtra, gujrat and goa area.
The historic tournament of high prestige is being held in goa for the first time so as to allow people of the wonderfull state of goa who have a passion for football to witness some of the top i-league and military football teams in action
The historic tournament would be conducted in two phases where in the first phase would be a qualifying round in which 12 to 16 teams would be group in two pools from where the top two teams from the qualifying round would play in the main tournament along with the other i-league teams
To give local teams opportunity to take part in the tournament a 1st division teams from goa would be invited to participate in the qualified phase of the tournament
The tournament would have a price money of rs 25 lakh for the winner, 15 lakhs for the runner up and 5 lakhs each for the two semi finalists
Addressing media persons lt gen p r Shankar, goc, Maharashtra, gujrat and goa said that goa was the right palce to hold such tournaments where in the game of football was loved at every age
lt gen p r Shankar also stated that since their aim was to reach to evey football fan the tournament was kept entry free for every one to watch