Bayern Munich bow out of the DFB-Pokal in the quarterfinals for the third year in a row, along with their biggest rival Borussia Dortmund. Meanwhile, holders RB Leipzig crushed hosts Freiburg 5-1 courtesy of a goal and three assists from Spaniard Dani Olmo on Tuesday to reach the German Cup final for the third straight year. They will play Eintracht Frankfurt who beat VfB Stuttgart with a 3-2 win in their semifinal on Wednesday. The DFB-Pokal Final will be free to live stream in Germany on ARD. Read on to learn all the ways to live stream the DFB-Pokal Final securely with a VPN!
Top DFB-Pokal games to stream
- DFB-Pokal Final:
RB Leipzig vs. Eintracht Frankfurt – Saturday, June 3, 8 p.m. CEST / 2 p.m. EDT
How to watch the 2022–23 DFB-Pokal from anywhere?
Streaming the German domestic cup only takes a few simple steps:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location matching the region of the broadcaster you want to watch. For example, if you’d like to see an American broadcast, connect to a server in the U.S. like New York or Seattle.
- Visit your broadcaster of choice and sign up if required.
- Tune in and enjoy!
Live stream 2022–23 DFB-Pokal games for free online
ARD will broadcast nine DFB-Pokal matches per season (including the semifinals and the final) live and for free. This stream is in German.
Where to watch DFB-Pokal 22/23 games in the U.S.?
Price: 10 USD/month and up
You can tune in to the DFB-Pokal live on ESPN 2. You can watch the ESPN stream using a variety of free trials on Fubo, Sling TV Orange, YouTube TV, and Hulu + Live TV. (DirecTV Stream does not offer a free trial).
Learn more about watching Fubo, YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu, and DirecTV Stream with ExpressVPN.
Note: You may need a U.S. credit or debit card in order to subscribe to YouTube TV, Fubo, Sling TV, Hulu, or DirecTV Stream. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.
Watch DFB-Pokal 22/23 in Canada
Price: 25 CAD/month or 200 CAD/year
DAZN Canada is a live and on-demand sports streaming platform that features some of the biggest leagues in the world. With a subscription, fans in Canada can watch the NFL, UEFA Nations League, Champions League, Europa League, MLS, WTA tennis, and much more, either at home or on the go. For the 2022–23 season, DAZN has streaming rights for select DFB-Pokal matches in Canada. However, bear in mind that DAZN no longer offers a free trial.
Note: You may need a Canadian credit/debit card and postal code (e.g., G1X 2W1, V9N 9C5) to subscribe to DAZN Canada. If you don’t have one, subscribe via PayPal instead. Keep in mind that your DAZN subscription will be locked to Canada and cannot be changed to another country, even when traveling.
Watch DFB-Pokal 22/23 in Australia
Price: 24.99 AUD/month
Optus Sport secured the broadcast rights to the DFB-Pokal, Germany’s biggest and most prestigious cup competition, and will stream a selection of games at every stage of the competition. Also, Optus Sport is the exclusive home of the Premier League, Women’s Super League, and has exclusive rights in Australia for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Note: You may need an Australian phone number to sign up, as well as a local payment method.
Watch DFB-Pokal 22/23 games in India
Price: 300 INR/month or 1,000 INR/year
Enjoy your favorite sports matches online in India, including cricket, tennis, football, and much more on SonyLIV. Watch DFB Pokal 2022-23 online in HD quality on SonyLIV. Catch all the action from Bundesliga as well.
Note: You need an Indian credit card to subscribe to SonyLIV.
How do you qualify for DFB-Pokal?
The DFB-Pokal begins with a round of 64 teams. The 36 teams of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, along with the top 4 finishers of the 3. Liga are automatically qualified. Of the remaining slots, 21 are given to the cup winners of the regional football association, the Verbandspokal. The 3 remaining slots are given to the three regional associations with the most men’s teams, which currently are Bavaria, Lower Saxony, and Westphalia.
The following teams qualified for the 2022/23 season:
|Bundesliga*||2. Bundesliga*||3. Liga**|
|FC Augsburg||Erzgebirge Aue||1. FC Magdeburg|
|Hertha BSC||Werder Bremen||Eintracht Braunschweig|
|Union Berlin||Darmstadt 98||1. FC Kaiserslautern|
|Arminia Bielefeld||Dynamo Dresden||1860 Munich|
|VfL Bochum||Fortuna Düsseldorf|
|Borussia Dortmund||Hamburger SV|
|Eintracht Frankfurt||Hannover 96|
|SC Freiburg||1. FC Heidenheim|
|Greuther Fürth||FC Ingolstadt|
|1899 Hoffenheim||Karlsruher SC|
|1. FC Köln||Holstein Kiel|
|RB Leipzig||1. FC Nürnberg|
|Bayer Leverkusen||SC Paderborn|
|Mainz 05||Jahn Regensburg|
|Borussia Mönchengladbach||Hansa Rostock|
|Bayern Munich||SV Sandhausen|
|VfB Stuttgart||Schalke 04|
|VfL Wolfsburg||FC St. Pauli|
|Representatives of the regional associations***|
|Baden: Waldhof Mannheim||Lower Rhine: SV Straelen||Saxony-Anhalt: Einheit Wernigerode|
|Bavaria: FV Illertissen (Cup winners), SpVgg Bayreuth (Regionalliga Bayern winners)||Lower Saxony: Schwarz-Weiß Rehden (3. Liga/Regionalliga cup winners), Blau-Weiß Lohne (Amateur cup winners)||Schleswig-Holstein: VfB Lübeck|
|Berlin: Viktoria Berlin||Mecklenburg-Vorpommern: TSG Neustrelitz||South Baden: SV Oberachern|
|Brandenburg: Energie Cottbus||Middle Rhine: Viktoria Köln||Southwest: Schott Mainz|
|Bremen: Bremer SV||Rhineland: FV Engers||Thuringia: Carl Zeiss Jena|
|Hamburg: Teutonia Ottensen||Saarland: SV Elversberg||Westphalia: SV Rödinghausen (Cup winners), 1. FC Kaan-Marienborn (Oberliga Westfalen winners)|
|Hesse: Kickers Offenbach||Saxony: Chemnitzer FC||Württemberg: Stuttgarter Kickers|
*the 18 clubs of the 2021–22 season
**the top 4 clubs of the 2021–22 season
***24 representatives of 21 regional associations of the DFB, qualify (in general) through the 2021–22 Verbandspokal
2022–2023 DFB-Pokal fixtures
The 2022-23 DFB-Pokal runs from July 29, 2022 to June 3, 2023. Games usually kick off at 12:30 p.m. or 2:45 p.m. Eastern Time. Look out for these upcoming fixtures:
|May 2||VfB Stuttgart vs. Eintracht Frankfurt|
|May 2||SC Freiburg vs. RB Leipzig|
|June 3||RB Leipzig vs. Eintracht Frankfurt|
You can follow along with DFB-Pokal fixtures and scores here.
Who won the DFB-Pokal Final 2022?
RB Leipzig secured its first DFB-Pokal title beating SC Freiburg 4-2 on penalties, following a 1-1 draw after extra time.
Which teams are you hoping to see in the finals this year? Leave your predictions in the comment section below!
2022–23 German football schedule
|August 5, 2022–May 27, 2023||2022-23 Bundesliga|
|July 29, 2022–June 3, 2023||2022-23 DFB-Pokal|
Watch German football highlights on YouTube
Catch up with the action and the best goals from every game on the official Bundesliga YouTube channel and the official German Football YouTube channel. The latter also provides live coverage of select DFB-Pokal games.
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location where YouTube is available.
- Head to the official Bundesliga YouTube channel or the official German football YouTube channel.
Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.
FAQ: About 2022–23 DFB-Pokal
Who has won the most DFB Pokal titles?
Bayern Munich has won a record 20 titles. The current holder is RB Leipzig, who beat SC Freiburg 4–2 on penalties in the 2022 final to win its first title. Fortuna Düsseldorf holds the record for most consecutive tournament game wins (18) between 1978 and 1981, winning the cup in 1979 and 1980.
Is the DFB-Pokal like the FA Cup?
DFB-Pokal is the German equivalent of the FA Cup in England. And like the FA Cup, it’s organized so that as many clubs as possible have a chance to take part. This makes regional competitions about more than local rivalries as in theory any club has the chance to progress to the final rounds.
How important is the DFB-Pokal?
It’s pretty important as the DFB-Pokal is considered to be the second-most important club title in German football after the Bundesliga championship.
Is the DFB-Pokal trophy made of gold?
The gold-plated cup is made from sterling silver, inlaid with 12 tourmalines, 12 rock crystals, and 18 nephrites. The DFB emblem in the center consists of a single green nephrite. The notional value of the trophy is estimated at approximately €100,000, but in reality, and just like the championship shield, the DFB Cup is truly priceless.