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Northeast United vs Indian Army Quarter Final Durand Cup 2023| NEUFC Clinches Semifinal, 1-0 Victory Over IAFT

Last updated on August 26th, 2023 at 11:39 am

Northeast United vs Indian Army Durand Cup Quarter Final Highlights: Taking place on the grounds of IGAS Guwahati, in a groundbreaking first quarter-final match, NEUFC secured a historic 1-0 triumph against the Indian army, courtesy of Phalguni Singh’s decisive goal.

Northeast United vs Indian Army Highlights Durand Cup 2023

Winner: Northeast United

Full Time Score: NEUFC 1-0 IAFT

Goal Scorer: Phalguni Singh

Assist: Manvir Singh

NEUFC Advances to Semifinal | NEUFC 1-0 IAFT

In an intense quarterfinal showdown at the Durand Cup 2023, Northeast United Football Club (NEUFC) triumphed over Indian Army Football Team (IAFT), securing a spot in the semifinals with a 1-0 victory.

The defining moment of the game arrived in the 51st minute when Phalguni Singh of NEUFC capitalized on a precise headed pass delivered by Manvir Singh. NEUFC’s achievement in becoming the inaugural club to advance to the Durand Cup semifinals 2023 underscores their commitment and excellence on the field.

Football fans, get pumped! The next round will be a blast as NorthEast United gets ready for their next big match which will be held against the winner of the second semi finalist. The Durand Cup 2023 adventure is heating up, and there’s more fun to come!

Durand Cup Quarter Final 2023

The stage is set for an exhilarating showdown as the 132nd IndianOil Durand Cup 2023 enters the knockout stage. The spotlight is on the inaugural quarter-final clash between NorthEast United FC (NEUFC) and the Indian Army Football Team (IAFT).

Both teams have fought their way through the group stage, setting the stage for a captivating encounter at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium in Guwahati on August 24, 2023, kicking off at 6:00pm IST.

Date: August 24, 2023 (Thursday)
Kick-off Time: 6:00pm IST
Venue: Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, Guwahati

Photo Courtesy: Sony LIV

Performance | Northeast United vs Indian Army

NorthEast United FC

NorthEast United FC (NEUFC), nicknamed the Highlanders, participating in Durand Cup for the second time. Their unbeaten group stage run earned them a spot in the quarter-finals. With an undefeated run, they collected seven points in Group D, narrowly trailing FC Goa due to goal difference. Noteworthy was their balanced performance of nine goals scored and three conceded.

Reflecting on their 2022 performance, NEUFC participated in Group D but failed to advance to the quarter-finals. Winning just one out of four matches and accumulating three points, their journey was cut short. However, the lessons from last year’s campaign have undoubtedly played a role in their 2023 resurgence.

Indian Army FT

Indian Army Football Team (IAFT), defying expectations, emerged as group leaders, triumphing over challenges presented by Odisha FC and Rajasthan United FC. Their seven-point haul showcases their experience and tenacity.

The Indian Army’s integral role in this prestigious Durand Cup competition underscores the spirit of competition and unity. The Indian Armed Forces have steadfastly remained part of this legacy, both as organizers and participants.

Key Players to Watch

NEUFC’s focus will center around their goal-scoring talents and defensive pillars. Figures like Parthib Gogoi (who secured a hat trick) and Romain Philippoteaux have played vital roles in locating the net, while Mirshad Michu has maintained an impressive clean sheet record.

IAFT’s standout performers, Lithon Shil and Samir Murmu, have set the standard on the field, significantly contributing to their team’s achievements. Meanwhile, Bhabindra Malla Thakuri and Sayad Bin Abdul Kadir have kept their goal line pristine with their clean sheet performances.

Northeast United vs Indian Army Head-to-Head Encounters

This quarter-final clash marks the first-ever head-to-head encounter between NEUFC and IAFT in the history of the Durand Cup.

Northeast United vs Indian Army Quarter-Final Live Telecast

Football fans can watch Northeast United vs Indian Army Quarter Final Durand Cup 2023 match and all the quarterfinals, semi-finals and final through Sony Sports Network’s popular OTT platform, SonyLIV, as well as on their television channels Sony Ten 2 and Sony Ten 2 HD.

Stadium: For individuals eager to personally partake in the stadium excitement, a convenient ticket booking process is provided through the platform, Bookmyshow.

Related articles,

  1. Durand Cup Fixtures 2023
  2. Durand Cup History
  3. Durand Cup Quarter Final
  4. Durand Cup Semi-Final


1. Who is the head coach of NEUFC?

NEUFC is led by head coach Juan Pedro Benali, whose strategic brilliance has been instrumental in their impressive performance.

2. Who is the head coach of Indian Army?

L Antony Ramesh is the head coach of Indian Army Football Team.

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