The first competitive opponent for 1. FC Köln in the new season has not yet been confirmed. FC will play against the Berlin Landespokal winners n the first round of the DFB-Pokal. DFB-President, Fritz Keller and DFB General Secretary, Heike Ullrich made the draw on Sunday evening. It will be a third first-round trip to Berlin in five years for FC.
The first round of the DFB-Pokal will take place between 11th and 14th of September, a week before the Bundesliga is set to begin. The FC players return to training (behind-closed-doors) on 5th August ahead of the new season.
The Berlin Landespokal is currently at the semi-final stage, meaning FC will face one of the following four teams:
Berliner SC Viktoria Berlin BFC Dynamo VSG Altglienicke