DFB-Pokal draw to be made on 26th July

The 2020/21 season will begin on 11th September with the first round of the DFB-Pokal taking place across four days. Schalke should find out their opponent for the season’s opening game on Sunday, 26th July (18:30 CEST).

Pokal-Auslosung

All 64 participants for the latest edition of the DFB-Pokal are not yet known. The 36 clubs from the top two tiers will definitely take part, as well as the top four teams from last season’s 3. Liga. As Bayern’s reserves finished 2019/20 top of the third division, the teams finishing second to fifth have qualified for the cup (Würzburger Kickers, Eintracht Braunschweig, FC Ingolstadt and MSV Duisburg).

Along with the 40 aforementioned sides, 21 regional cup winners will also qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The “Amateur Cup Final Day” is currently scheduled for 22nd August, meaning that the DFB-Pokal draw on 26th July will be made using placeholders for the various regional qualifiers. This means that the 21 professional teams who are drawn against a regional cup winner could face one of two sides.

The three German states with the most teams are also given an additional place (Bayern, Lower Saxony and Westphalia).

All amateur teams, who could potentially qualify for the first round, need to submit a home ground by mid-August. Their venue needs to be free to play at on the weekend of the 11th September and also needs to be able to fulfil the necessary hygiene concept.

Schedule

First round: 11th-14th September 2020
Second round: 22nd-23rd December 2020
Last 16: 2nd/3rd February 2021
Quarterfinals: 2nd/3rd March 2021
Semi-finals: 1st/2nd May 2021 (not yet confirmed)
Final: 13th May 2021

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