On May 15, Hansa Rostock played his last game of the 2021/2022 season against HSV. Three weeks later, John Verhoek and Associates are back on the training ground. On June 8, Mecklenburg will start preparing for a different season than the previous one.
Division Two begins the 2022/2023 season on July 15 in order to complete the first half of the season by November 13. Then begins the commitment of the clubs to the national teams, which in turn have only a week to prepare for the World Cup in the desert state. Group A matches have already been scheduled for November 21 in Qatar. The final will be held on December 18.
In the timed seasonal plan, the pressure on national players and international clubs will be especially high. For Lukas Nmecha of VfL Wolfsburg, for example, the current season is far from over. The striker will play the Nations League with national team coach Hansi Flick until June 14. Eight days later, new “Wolves” coach Niko Kovac has asked his team to start training – although it can be assumed that national players like Nmica will get a few extra days off.
26 competitive matches in 15 weeks?
Compared to his teammates in the national team from Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund, the VfL striker does not in the least bear the burden of international business.
Manuel Neuer & Co could theoretically have 26 competitive matches within 15 weeks with the Bundesliga, Champions League, DFB Cup, Super Cup and other Nations League games for Germany before the World Cup begins. It’s also likely a reason for the DFL general meeting’s decision that five substitutions are still allowed in Divisions I and II.
After the World Cup and the winter break, the ball will start rolling again in the Bundesliga on January 20, 2023, and the second Bundesliga will begin a week later – and then with fairly regular timing until the end of the season on May 27-28. .
There is no final date for the Women’s Cup yet
With one exception: while the European Grand Prix and the men’s DFB Cup final have been set for June 3, officials have yet to find a date for the Women’s Cup final, the last of which will take place in the Bundesliga on June 29 (Witson Monday). will be held.
Alexandra Pope and Company certainly don’t want to go far in June, as the world championships will take place in Australia and New Zealand (July 20 to August 20) next summer. The football hamster wheel, keeps spinning…