Frauen Bundesliga to return on 29th May: All fixtures, TV news and more
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The Frauen Bundesliga will return when VfL Wolfsburg play FC Köln on Friday 29th May as part of matchday 17, the DFB (German Football Association) confirmed on Wednesday.

It will be the first major women's football league to resume in Europe after it was suspended back in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The league has six matchdays left to play, as well as some replays of postponed matches from earlier in the season.

On the decision for the league to resume, DFB President Fritz Keller said:

"I am very happy that the clubs of the FLYERALARM Frauen Bundesliga have expressed their unity in favour of continuing the season.

"This is exactly what we need in the crisis. The return of the Women's Bundesliga is another important step towards a kind of normality in football as well as in society.

"The FLYERALARM Frauen Bundesliga is thus taking on a pioneering role in international women's football."

DFB Pokal

As well as the top-flight of domestic football, the Frauen DFB Pokal is also set to resume.

The quarter-finals are due to be played on the 2nd and 3rd of June:

  • Bayer Leverkusen - TSG Hoffenheim
  • FSV Güttersloh - VfL Wolfsburg
  • Arminia Bielefeld - SC Sand
  • 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam - SGS Essen

The semi-finals will take place on the 10th and 11th of the month, with the final at 1.FC Köln's RheinEnergieStadion on the 4th of July.

Hygiene plan

The Frauen Bundesliga will follow a similar hygiene plan to what was developed by the DFB and DFL for the men's Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, with continuous testing for players - funded by a solidarity fund set up by the men's Champions League clubs.

The main difference between that for the DFL and the Frauen Bundesliga is the number of people allowed at the games.

A maximum of 128 people will be allowed in the stadium and the area surrounding it, with policing, stewards, ten journalists and TV production crews accounted for in that figure.

Only 83 people will be allowed in the inner area of the stadium, with a further 35 in the stands and 10 outside of the ground.

TV news

The matches will be broadcast in Germany by the Frauen Bundesliga's normal television partners.

This means that 1. FFC Frankfurt vs SC Sand on the first day of fixtures will be available to watch on Eurosport and Magenta Sport from inside of Germany.

It is not yet clear whether there will be any international broadcasting available to watch the league from abroad.


All times shown are in British Summer Time (BST)

Matchday 17

Friday 29th May

  • 13:00 VfL Wolfsburg - 1.FC Köln
  • 18:15 FFC Frankfurt - SC Sand

Saturday 30th May

  • 12:00 Freiburg - Turbine Potsdam
  • 12:00 Bayern Munich - Hoffenheim
  • 13:00 Leverkusen - MSV Duisburg

Matchday 12 replay

Thursday 4th June

  • 17:00 MSV Duisburg - Köln

Matchday 18

Friday 5th June

  • 18:15 Hoffenheim - Leverkusen

Saturday 6th June

  • 12:00 Wolfsburg - FFC Frankfurt

Sunday 7th June

  • 13:00 Köln - Essen
  • 13:00 Duisburg - Sand
  • 13:00 Jena - Freiburg
  • 13:00 Potsdam - Bayern Munich

Matchday 15 replay

Wednesday 10th June

  • 13:00 Köln vs Jena

Matchday 19

Friday 12th June

  • 18:15 Frankfurt vs Duisburg

Saturday 13th June

  • 12:00 Essen vs Wolfsburg

Sunday 14th June

  • 13:00 Bayern Munich - Jena
  • 13:00 Freiburg - Köln
  • 13:00 Leverkusen - Potsdam
  • 13:00 Sand - Hoffenheim

Matchday 20

Wednesday 17th June

  • 13:00 Wolfsburg - Freiburg
  • 13:00 Köln - Bayern Munich
  • 13:00 Potsdam - Sand
  • 14:00 Jena - Leverkusen
  • 15:00 Hoffenheim - Duisburg
  • 17:00 Essen - Frankfurt

Matchday 21

Sunday 21st June (No times or dates confirmed)

  • Sand - Jena
  • Bayern Munich - Wolfsburg
  • Freiburg - Essen
  • Hoffenheim - Frankfurt
  • Leverkusen - Köln
  • Duisburg - Potsdam

Matchday 17 replay

Wednesday 24th June

  • Essen - Jena

Matchday 22

Sunday 28th June (No times or dates confirmed)

  • Wolfsburg - Leverkusen
  • Jena - Duisburg
  • Potsdam - Hoffenheim
  • Essen - Bayern Munich
  • Köln - Sand
  • Frankfurt - Freiburg