Start of training & friendlies
Mon, 26/06/23, 17:25
FCB Women 2023 summer schedule
The new season is in sight! FC Bayern Women will start preparing for the 2023/24 campaign on July 19. At that time, many of the squad's players will still be at the FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. In addition to the official team presentation at the Allianz Arena (23 July), three friendlies are planned for the Munich side: fcbayern.com has an overview of the 2023 summer schedule.
First friendly against Sparta Prague
For FCB women, the official start of training for the 2023/24 season is scheduled for Wednesday, 19 July. Four days later, head coach Alexander Straus' side will take part in the Allianz FC Bayern Team Presentation at the Allianz Arena. Less than two weeks later, the Munich women will face Sparta Prague in the first pre-season friendly. The match against the Czech runners-up will be played on 5 August, with the venue yet to be announced.
Preparation at the FC Bayern Campus
As a large part of the squad will be playing at the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand during pre-season, FCB will forego a training camp and prepare for the new campaign at home, at the FC Bayern Campus. In addition to the match against Sparta, two more demanding friendlies have been scheduled: On 23 August, the Munich side will play their league rivals TSG Hoffenheim, with the venue still to be announced. At the end of pre-season, the Reds will host Fortuna Sittard at 18:00 CEST on 1 September at the FC Bayern Campus. The match against the third-placed finishers in the Eredivisie last season will be a final stern test before the league campaign gets underway. Information on admission to the Campus stadium is still to be announced.
First competitive match in the DFB Cup
The first competitive match of the 2023/24 season is scheduled for the weekend of 9/10 September in the second round of the DFB Cup (FCB have a bye in round 1). The opponents for the match will only be determined after the first round has been played on the second weekend in August. On the weekend of 15-17 September, the reigning league champions will start the defence of their title in the Google Pixel Women's Bundesliga.
Goalkeeper Anna Wellmann has rejoined FCB women: