Mohameddan Sporting Club wins Durand Cup after 73 years
After a long gap of 73 years, Mohammedan Sporting Club (MSC) of Kolkata won the Durand Cup football tournament. The club vanquished ONGC 2-1 in the 126th edition of the tournament played at the Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. It was in 1940 when MSC last lifted the Durand Cup when they won the tournament defeating Warwickshire Regiment.
The Durand Cup:
The inaugural Durand Football Tournament was held at Simla in the year 1888 by Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, who was then, the Foreign Secretary to Government of India. Durand is the third oldest football tournament in the world and oldest in Asia and India.