Lower Saxony [note 3]. The DFB-Pokal begins with a round of 64 teams. The 36 teams of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga , along with the top 4 finishers of the 3.
Liga are automatically qualified for the tournament. Of the remaining slots, 21 are given to the cup winners of the regional football associations, the Verbandspokal.
The best-placed amateur team of the Regionalliga Bayern is given the Spot for Bavaria. Liga and Regionalliga Nord teams, and the other for amateur teams.
The winners of each path qualify. For Westphalia, the winner of a play-off between the best-placed team of the Regionalliga West and Oberliga Westfalen also qualify.
As every team is entitled to participate in local tournaments which qualify for the association cups, every team can in principle compete in the DFB-Pokal.
Reserve teams and combined football sections are not permitted to enter, along with no two teams of the same association or corporation.
The draws for the different rounds are conducted as following: For the first round, the participating teams will be split into two pots of 32 teams each.
The first pot contains all teams which have qualified through their regional cup competitions, the best four teams of the 3. Liga, and the bottom four teams of the 2.
Every team from this pot will be drawn to a team from the second pot, which contains all remaining professional teams all the teams of the Bundesliga and the remaining fourteen 2.
The teams from the first pot will be set as the home team in the process. The two-pot scenario will also be applied for the second round, with the remaining 3.
Bundesliga teams in the other pot. Once again, the 3. This time the pots do not have to be of equal size though, depending on the results of the first round.
Theoretically, it is even possible that there may be only one pot, if all of the teams from one of the pots from the first round beat all the others in the second pot.
Once one pot is empty, the remaining pairings will be drawn from the other pot with the first-drawn team for a match serving as hosts.
For the remaining rounds, the draw will be conducted from just one pot. In every other case, the first-drawn team will serve as hosts.
Teams meet in one game per round. Matches take place for 90 minutes, with two-halves of 45 minutes. If still tied after regulation, 30 minutes of extra time will be played, consisting of two periods of 15 minutes.
If the score is still level after this, the match will be decided by a penalty shoot-out. A coin toss will decide who takes the first penalty. After approval by the IFAB in , the use of a fourth substitute is allowed in extra time as part of a pilot project.
A coin toss will decide who takes the first penalty. After approval by the IFAB in , the use of a fourth substitute is allowed in extra time as part of a pilot project.
Though technically possible, VAR will not be used for home matches of Bundesliga clubs prior to the quarter-finals in order to provide a uniform approach to all matches.
If a player receives five yellow cards in the competition, he will then be suspended from the next cup match. Similarly, receiving a second yellow card suspends a player from the next cup match.
If a player receives a direct red card, they will be suspended a minimum of one match, but the German Football Association reserves the right to increase the suspension.
In that case, the runner up of the Bundesliga will take the spot and host instead. All draws will generally be held at the German Football Museum in Dortmund , on a Sunday evening at From the quarter-finals onwards, the draw for the DFB-Pokal der Frauen will also take place at the same time.
The rounds of the —19 competition are scheduled as follows: A total of sixty-three matches will take place, starting with the first round on 17 August and culminating with the final on 25 May at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
The draw for the first round was held on 8 June at The draw for the second round was held on 26 August at The draw for the round of 16 was held on 4 November at The draw for the quarter-finals will be held on 10 February at The draw for the semi-finals will be held on 7 April at The final will take place on 25 May at the Olympiastadion in Berlin.
The following are the top scorers of the DFB-Pokal, sorted first by number of goals, and then alphabetically if necessary. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Wehen Wiesbaden v FC St. FC Magdeburg 0—1 Darmstadt 98 Magdeburg FC Schweinfurt 0—2 Schalke 04 Schweinfurt SV Linx v 1.
Dynamo Dresden Lotte [note 9] Ursapharm-Arena an der Kaiserlinde Attendance: Stadion Sander Tannen Attendance: FC Kaiserslautern 1—6 Hoffenheim Kaiserslautern BFC Dynamo v 1.
SSV Jeddeloh v 1. FC Heidenheim Oldenburg [note 14] Mainz 05 Augsburg Union Berlin Dortmund Hansa Rostock v 1. Red Bull Arena Attendance: Hamburger SV v 1.
Signal Iduna Park Referee: Red Bull Arena Referee: Retrieved 8 December Bayern Munich 1—3 Eintracht Frankfurt".
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