The calendar for the 2022-23 season has been announced: According to the schedule adopted today by the Presidential Board of the German Football Association (DFB), the Bundesliga will start on 5 August 2022, with Bundesliga 2 kicking off three weeks earlier on 15 July 2022.
Are you ready to to start looking ahead at Bayern Munich’s calendar for what looks to be an extremely hectic 2022/23 season?
Well, you are in luck. The DFL has provided a release detailing the schedule:
The calendar for 2022-23 had to take into account the scheduling of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, which will take place from 21 November to 18 December 2022. This means there will be a domestic break of around two months in the winter, with the last matchdays of the calendar year in the Bundesliga (Matchday 15) and Bundesliga 2 (Matchday 17) taking place on the weekend of 11-13 November 2022. Following the World Cup and the subsequent winter break, Bundesliga matches will resume on 20 January 2023, with Bundesliga 2 kicking off again on 27 January 2023.
Matchday 34 – the final matchday of the 2022-23 Bundesliga season – is scheduled for Saturday 27 May 2023. Matchday 34 of Bundesliga 2 will take place one day later, on 28 May 2023.
The first matches in the DFB-Pokal will be held between 29 July and 1 August 2022. The German Supercup 2022, which pits the Bundesliga champions against the DFB-Pokal winners from the previous season, will take place the same weekend, on Saturday 30 July. Accordingly, the first-round matches of the DFB-Pokal which feature the Supercup participants have been scheduled for 30 and 31 August 2022.
The second round of the DFB-Pokal will follow on 18-19 October 2022, the third round will take place on 31 January-1 February and 7-8 February 2023, and the quarter-finals are scheduled for 4-5 April 2023. The semi-finals will be held on 2 and 3 May 2023. The DFB-Pokal final will take place on 3 June 2023.
Key dates for the 2022-23 season at a glance:
Bundesliga, Matchday 1: 5-7 August 2022
Bundesliga, Matchday 34: 27 May 2023
Bundesliga 2, Matchday 1: 15-17 July 2022
Bundesliga 2, Matchday 34: 28 May 2023
The later World Cup — as expected — wreaked some havoc on the schedule. Hopefully, the player can take of their bodies during that will sure be a draining season.