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DFB announces that the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign will start September 18

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The season will start with the first round of the DFB-Pokal on September 11-14; the 2020/21 Bundesliga season will start a week later.

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The DFB has decided on the new general calendar for the upcoming 2020/21 season for the top 3 divisions in German football. Just like in recent years, it will begin with the first round of the DFB-Pokal, which will be played on September 11-14. A week later, the Bundesliga, 2. Bundesliga and 3. Liga will officially commence.

The start date of the 2020/21 season is almost a month later than normal due to the coronavirus, which caused the 2019/20 season to end in late June in Germany. As a result of the late start, the 2020/21 winter break will be considerably shorter. The last matchday of the 2020 calendar year in the Bundesliga will take place on December 18-20. The league will return on the first weekend of January, which will be matchday 14.

The last matchday of the Bundesliga season will take place on May 22 May. The DFB-Pokal final will, unusually, take place earlier, on May 13. DFB-Pokal final was moved up ahead of the final matchday of the 2020/21 season one account of the high density of the schedule next season, which will also include a variety of international games.

It is important to state that there may be changes to the 2020/21 season if the pandemic situation worsens.