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DFB Pokal 2021-2022 - Football
Date : August 2021 - May 2022
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DFB Pokal 2021-2022 is the 79th season of the annual German Football Cup tournament. There are a total of 64 teams will take part in the competitions. 2021-2022 DFB Pokal will be held on August 2021 to May 2022, in Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, which has hosted final since, 1985. DFB Pokal is considered the second most important club in German football after Bundesliga Championship.

German DFB Pokal Round Of 16 Schedule

 18:30German DFB Pokal1860 München – KarlsruheJan 18 2022
 18:30German DFB PokalFC Cologne – HamburgJan 18 2022
 20:45German DFB PokalBochum – MainzJan 18 2022
 20:45German DFB PokalSt. Pauli – DortmundJan 18 2022
 18:30German DFB PokalHannover 96 – MonchengladbachJan 19 2022
 18:30German DFB PokalRB Leipzig – Hansa RostockJan 19 2022
 20:45German DFB PokalHertha Berlin – Union BerlinJan 19 2022
 20:45German DFB PokalHoffenheim – FreiburgJan 19 2022

The winner of the DFB-Pokal earns automatic qualification for the group stage of the 2022–23 edition of the UEFA Europa League. If they have already qualified for the UEFA Champions League through position in the Bundesliga, then the spot will go to the team in sixth, and the league’s UEFA Europa Conference League play-off round spot will go to the team in seventh. The winner also will host the 2022 edition of the DFL-Supercup at the start of the next season, and will face the champion of the 2021–22 Bundesliga.

Which groups take part within the DFB Cup?

64 groups will compete within the DFB Cup in 2021/22:

  • The 36 groups of the first and 2nd Bundesliga from final season
  • The 4 greatest positioned groups of the third division from the earlier season: Dynamo Dresden, Hansa Rostock, FC Ingolstadt, 1860 Munich
  • The 21 nationwide cup winners
  • One consultant from every of the three regional associations with the best variety of members (Bavaria, Decrease Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia)

Participating Club

  • FC Augsburg
  • Hertha BSC
  • Union Berlin
  • Arminia Bielefeld
  • Werder Bremen
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Eintracht Frankfurt
  • SC Freiburg
  • 1899 Hoffenheim
  • 1. FC Köln
  • RB Leipzig
  • Bayer Leverkusen
  • Mainz 05
  • Borussia Mönchengladbach
  • Bayern Munich
  • Schalke 04
  • VfB Stuttgart
  • VfL Wolfsburg
  • Erzgebirge Aue
  • VfL Bochum
  • Eintracht Braunschweig
  • Darmstadt 98
  • Fortuna Düsseldorf
  • Greuther Fürth
  • Hamburger SV
  • Hannover 96
  • 1. FC Heidenheim
  • Karlsruher SC
  • Holstein Kiel
  • 1. FC Nürnberg
  • VfL Osnabrück
  • SC Paderborn
  • Jahn Regensburg
  • SV Sandhausen
  • FC St. Pauli
  • Würzburger Kickers
  • Dynamo Dresden
  • Hansa Rostock
  • 1860 Munich
  • FC Ingolstadt

Representatives of the regional associations


Waldhof Mannheim

Bavaria[note 3]

Türkgücü München (CW)

SpVgg Bayreuth (LC)


BFC Dynamo[note 4]


SV Babelsberg


Bremer SV


Eintracht Norderstedt


Wehen Wiesbaden

Lower Rhine

Wuppertaler SV

Lower Saxony[note 5]

SV Meppen (3L/RL)

VfL Oldenburg (Am.)[note 6]


Greifswalder FC[note 7]

Middle Rhine

Viktoria Köln


Rot-Weiß Koblenz[note 8]


SV Elversberg


Lokomotive Leipzig


1. FC Magdeburg[note 9]


Weiche Flensburg

South Baden

FC 08 Villingen


1. FC Kaiserslautern[note 10]


Carl Zeiss Jena

Westphalia[note 11]

Sportfreunde Lotte (CW)[note 12]

Preußen Münster (RL)



DFB Pokal 2021-2022 Schedule

RoundDraw dateMatches
First round4 July 2021, 18:306–9 August 2021
Second round29 August 2021, 18:3026–27 October 2021
Round of 1631 October 202118–19 January 2022
Quarter-finals23 January 20221–2 March 2022
Semi-finals6 March 202219–20 April 2022
Final21 May 2022 at Olympiastadion, Berlin

Watch the 2021-22 DFB-Pokal live online

Live stream the 2021-22 DFB-Pokal with ExpressVPN and get ready to enjoy German football in secure, buffer-free HD. You can even watch the games for free, as select matches are available on ARD (in German), and services like YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and fuboTV offer free trials. Below you’ll find all the best options to watch live coverage of the cup.

How to Live Stream German DFB-Pokal

1. Get ExpressVPN.

2. Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to see an American broadcast, connect to a server in the U.S. like New York or Seattle.

3. Check the schedule of the broadcaster you want to watch, like ARD and ESPN, and find the event you want to watch.

4. Tune in and enjoy!

Where to watch DFB-Pokal Free ?

ARD (Live stream DFB-Pokal free)

ARD will broadcast nine DFB-Pokal matches per season (including the semifinals and the final) live and for free. This stream is in German.


You can tune in to the DFB-Pokal live on ESPN 2. You can watch the ESPN stream using a variety of free trials on fuboTV, Sling TV Orange, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV. (DirecTV Now does not offer a free trial).

Catch up with the action and the best goals from every game on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel and the official German Football YouTube channel. The latter also provides live coverage of select DFB-Pokal games.

Get ExpressVPN.

Connect to a server location where YouTube is available.

Head to the official Bundesliga YouTube channel or the official German football YouTube channel.