DFB-Pokal first-round draw on Sunday

The 32 DFB-Pokal first-round ties will be drawn by former Bundesliga player Thomas Broich from 18:30 CEST on Sunday.


The 36 clubs from the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2, relegated sides Würzburger Kickers, Eintracht Braunschweig and VfL Osnabrück, and last year’s fourth-placed team in the 3. Liga TSV 1860 München have all automatically qualified for the first round of the DFB-Pokal.

Those 40 clubs are joined by 21 regional cup winners, as well as an extra side from each of the three states with the most registered teams, Bayern, North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. With some regional cup competitions cancelled due to coronavirus, some regional associations have nominated clubs to represent them in the DFB-Pokal. The first-round ties will be played between 6th and 8th August.

Participants in full

Bundesliga: Bayern München, RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund, VfL Wolfsburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayer Leverkusen, 1. FC Union Berlin, Borussia Mönchengladbach, VfB Stuttgart, SC Freiburg, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Augsburg, Hertha BSC, Arminia Bielefeld, 1. FC Köln, VfL Bochum, Greuther Fürth

Bundesliga 2: Werder Bremen, FC Schalke 04, Holstein Kiel, Hamburger SV, Fortuna Düsseldorf, Karlsruher SC, Darmstadt 98, 1. FC Heidenheim, SC Paderborn 07, FC St. Pauli, 1. FC Nürnberg, FC Erzgebirge Aue, Hannover 96, Jahn Regensburg, SV Sandhausen (unseeded), FC Ingolstadt (unseeded), Dynamo Dresden (unseeded), Hansa Rostock (unseeded)

3. Liga: VfL Osnabrück, Eintracht Braunschweig, Würzburger Kickers, 1860 München, Viktoria Köln (Middle Rhine Cup winners), Waldhof Mannheim (Baden Cup winners), SV Meppen (Lower Saxony Cup winners), SV Wehen Wiesbaden (Hesse Cup winners), 1. FC Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt Cup winners), 1. FC Kaiserslautern (South-West German Cup Winners), Türkgücü München (Bavaria Cup Winners)

Regionalliga: SC Preußen Münster (best-placed Regionalliga side from Westphalia FA), Sportfreunde Lotte (Westphalia Cup runners-up), BFC Dynamo (Berlin Cup winners), Wuppertaler SV (Lower-Rhine Cup winners), SpVgg Elversberg (Saarland Cup winners), TuS RW Koblenz (Rhineland qualifiers), SSV Ulm (Württemberg Cup winners), SV Babelsberg (Brandenburg Cup winners), Lok Leipzig (Saxony Cup winners), SpVgg Bayreuth (Bavaria Ligapokal winners), FC Eintracht Norderstedt (Hamburg Cup winners), SC Weiche Flensburg 08 (Schleswig-Holstein Cup winners), Carl Zeiss Jena (Thuringia Cup winners)

Oberliga: Greifswalder FC (best-placed club after Hansa Rostock from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern FA), VfL Oldenburg (Lower Saxony Amateur Cup winners via drawn lots), FC 08 Villingen (South Baden Cup winners), Bremer SV (Bremen Cup winners)


First round: 6th-8th August 2021
Second round: 26th/27th October 2021
Last 16: 18th/19th January 2022
Quarterfinals: 1st/2nd March 2022
Semi-finals: 19th/20th April 2022
Final: 21st May 2022


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