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More fans permitted to attend Bundesliga matches

Good news for all S04 fans: Germany’s heads of state have agreed on a common spectator limit for Bundesliga games. Until the end of October, clubs will be permitted to open stadiums at 20 percent of the total seated capacity.

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Omar Mascarell: I’ll give everything for the club

The captain is back. Omar Mascarell made his comeback from a torn tendon by playing 45 minutes in an intra-squad friendly on Saturday (12/9). “I feel good, I don’t have any pain,” says the Spaniard, who last played in the Bundesliga about seven months ago.

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Sebastian Rudy: I’m looking to the future

After a tricky first year in royal blue was followed by a season-long loan at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Sebastian Rudy is looking forward to a fresh start at Schalke. “For me, it’s important not to look back, but to keep positive and look towards the future,” says the 30-year-old.

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Ralf Fährmann will be Schalke’s first choice in net

Ralf Fährmann will be between the sticks when FC Schalke 04 take to the pitch for their first competitive match of the new season in the DFB-Pokal against 1. FC Schweinfurt 05 on Sunday (13.9). The 31-year-old was on loan at Norwich City last season before joining SK Brann Bergen on a three-month loan, which was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic. Fährmann will be Schalke’s starting goalkeeper for the 2020/21 season.

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David Wagner on the last friendly of pre-season and Ibisevic, Uth and Rudy

David Wagner spoke to the media following yesterday's 3-0 friendly victory over Bochum.

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Lots to look forward to on virtual Schalke Day 2020

FC Schalke 04 fans can start looking forward to a special Royal Blue weekend: On Saturday, 5 September, S04 are inviting their followers to a virtual season opening. While several club legends have confirmed their attendance, fans and members will also be able to take part interactively and win fantastic prizes. The Schalke Day 2020, presented by main sponsors GAZPROM, will be capped off with a first team friendly against VfL Bochum in front of 300 spectators at the Parkstadion.

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Sascha Riether: The squad showed great commitment

Despite the extraordinary circumstances at the training camp in Längenfeld, Sascha Riether is largely satisfied with the stay in Austria. The 37-year-old gives his views on the trip and speaks about the health of the player who tested positive for Covid-19.

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David Wagner: The team dealt with the situation really well

The training camp in Längenfeld was like no other for FC Schalke 04. Due to one of the members of the training camp setup testing for positive for Covid-19, the training plan had to be completely changed after three days and a friendly was cancelled too. S04 had originally planned to play three friendlies during their time in Austria.

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Schalke Day 2020 – digital this year

A Schalke Day without 100,000 fans in and around the premises? It sounds unthinkable, but in times of the Coronavirus, it is unfortunately unavoidable. However, FC Schalke 04 don’t want to miss out on offering members and fans the chance to get in the mood for the new season with a digital event.

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Second round of Covid-19 testing finds no further infections

Good news from Längenfeld, as the second round of Covid-19 testing has found no further infections in the Schalke setup. Schalke had carried out more tests after a member of the training camp setup had tested positive. That person has been in self-isolation since Sunday (23/8) without symptoms.

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No further Covid-19 cases after the first round of testing

Following a positive Covid-19 test in the first-team squad yesterday, FC Schalke 04 have taken all necessary precautions to protect against further infections. The infected individual and the people who came into contact with them went into self-isolation, while the first of three additional rounds of testing has been carried out.

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Positive Covid-19 test in the training camp

One member of FC Schalke 04’s training camp setup has tested positive for Covid-19. The affected person is currently self-isolating after the test result. Contact tracing is already underway.

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Jochen Schneider on the aims of training, friendly results and planning the squad

After the first training session in Längenfeld on Saturday (22/8), Jochen Schneider spoke to the media.

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David Wagner: We scored some good goals but defended too naively

After the convincing 5-1 victory against VfL Osnabrück in the first friendly of pre-season, FC Schalke 04 again produced a good attacking display in the second friendly on Saturday. In spite of this, four goals were not sufficient to see off SC Verl in the end: “We were all over the place defensively,” summed up David Wagner.

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Sevilla thanks S04 for the support and friendship

Sevilla and FC Schalke 04 have faced each other twice on the pitch. The first occasion was in the UEFA Cup semi-finals in 2005/06, and the two sides also met in a friendly last year. A close friendship between the clubs has developed – and Sevilla have now thanked S04 for the strong support over the past few years.

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Schalke 04 join TikTok

There’s a new signing for the Royal Blues’ social media platforms, as FC Schalke 04 are now on TikTok. The Royal Blues will soon be entertaining their supporters with short, creative video clips featuring the players. Starting an official TikTok account is a strategic step, intended to reach out to Schalke’s younger fans around the globe.

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Suat Serdar: Holiday cancelled, training with Werner Leuthard

Despite the high temperatures and the hard work on the pitch, Suat Serdar has not stopped smiling for a minute throughout pre-season training. The reason for his cheerful mood is obvious – the midfielder is finally back with a ball at his feet almost three months after picking up a knee injury against FC Augsburg in May. “I’m free of pain now,” says the midfielder.

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Benito Raman: We’re further along than at this time last season

Though the temperature has been almost 30 degrees every day for the last week, the Royal Blues have not let the heat disrupt preseason preparations. The team have been training as hard as ever, showing the mood in the camp for the season ahead.

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Fährmann and Schubert: two goalkeepers with one common goal

Rivals on the pitch, but friends off it: Ralf Fährmann and Markus Schubert are both looking to be Schalke’s No. 1 going into the 2020/21 season. The two goalkeepers are fighting for a spot in the starting line up during preseason.

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Steven Skrzybski: We’re starting from scratch

After half a year at Fortuna Düsseldorf, Steven Skrzybski is back in blue and white. The attacker played plenty of minutes for FC Schalke 04’s Bundesliga rivals last year, but now the 27-year-old wants to fight for Schalke again.