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DFB

POKAL

  • The competition begins with 64 clubs, playing across 6 rounds between August and May each year

  • Knock-out competition featuring all Bundesliga 1 and 2 clubs, top 4 teams from Bundesliga 3 and the rest assigned to qualified teams from lower divisions

  • Total of 63 games over 13 separate days

  • The top teams are seeded in the first two rounds

  • No replays, therefore extra time and penalties

  • Final played on Saturday in the Olympic Stadium, Berlin

  • The winner qualifies for the UEFA Europa League

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SCHEDULING

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1ST ROUND

9 - 12 August 2019 (multiple KOs)

2nd ROUND

29 - 30 October 2019 (multiple KOs)

ROUND OF 16

4 - 5 February 2020 (18:30 + 20:45)

1/4 FINALS

3 - 4 March 2020 (18:30 + 20:45)

SEMI-FINALS

21 -22 April 2020 (20:45)

FINAL

Saturday 23 May 2020 (20:00)

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