It’s going to be an extremely busy summer for Bayern Munich.
Friendlies and World Cup Qualifiers
Various Bayern players have been called up for upcoming friendlies and World Cup qualifiers. However, those matches will be completed by the second week of June.
FIFA Confederations Cup June 17 - July 2
Four Bayern players will be involved in the event taking place in Russia as preparation for the World Cup in 2018. Joshua Kimmich, Sebastian Rudy, Niklas Süle, and Arturo Vidal will be battling it out for Germany and Chile respectively. The two sides are favorites to win the competition along with Portugal and Mexico.
The best news is that Manuel Neuer, Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng, and Thomas Müller won’t have to play in this competition and receive some valuable rest.
UEFA European U-21 Championship June 16 - June 30
Renato Sanches has been called up for Portugal’s U-21 side in this summer’s European Championship in Poland. He should receive expected playing time here instead of with the senior squad at the Confederations Cup.
(Previously, I noted that Renato Sanches was going to receive a full break this summer and be able to participate in full Bayern training. Whoops. I didn’t even realize that the U-21 Championship was taking place. My bad.)
UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 July 16 - August 6
Bayern Frauen players will be spread throughout this tournament when it kicks off in the Netherlands. Germany has won seven of the previous eight European Championships. However, the sport is deeper than ever before, and it’s only a matter of time before someone knocks the Germans off of their pedestal. Will this be the year it finally happens?
Bayern Munich Schedule
Players return to Munich to begin training. The players competing in the Confederations Cup are likely to be given a most of the month of July off to recover.
Bayern will hop on a bus for a 40 minute ride to play a friendly against fellow Bavarian club BCF Wolfratshausen.
Another friendly against a Bavarian club is on the schedule. FSV Erlangen-Bruck will host Bayern.
Borussia Park will host Bayern Munich, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hoffenheim, and Werder Bremen in the 2017 Telekom Cup.
Bayern hop on a plane for the Audi Summer Tour.
Shanghai, China will host Bayern against Europa League bound Arsenal.
Bayern will travel over to Shenzhen to face another Europa League bound club: AC Milan.
Bayern will swing over to Singapore to take on Premier League champions Chelsea in the International Champions Cup.
The final match on the Audi Summer Tour will see Bayern take on down-on-their-luck Inter.
Bayern return to Munich.
Bayern will host the Audi Cup at the Allianz Arena. Liverpool and Atletico Madrid are scheduled to appear, and a fourth team is expected to be announced soon.
Bayern will visit the Signal Iduna Park to take on Borussia Dortmund in the 2017 DFL Supercup.
The first round of the DFB Pokal will take place on this weekend.
Bayern will kick off the Bundesliga season at home in the Friday night special.
Bayern will visit northern Bavarian to play fan club Red Residenz Coburg 01 in the annual Dream Match.
Bayern will travel to player Kickers Offenbach in a match to help keep the struggling club solvent.