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The 36 teams of the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga , along with the top four finishers of the 3. Liga are automatically qualified for the tournament.
Of the remaining slots 21 are given to the cup winners of the regional football associations, the Verbandspokale.
The three remaining slots are given to the three regional associations with the most men's teams. They may assign the slot as they see fit but usually give it to the runner-up in the association cup.
As every team taking part in the German football league system is entitled to participate in local tournaments which qualify for the association cups, every team can in principle compete in the DFB-Pokal.
Reserve teams like Borussia Dortmund II are not permitted to enter. For the first round, the 64 teams are split into two pots of One pot contains the 18 teams from the previous season of the Bundesliga and the top 14 teams from the previous season of the 2.
The other pot contains the bottom 4 teams from the previous season of the 2. Bundesliga, the top 4 teams from the previous season of the 3.
Liga and the 24 amateur teams that qualified through regional football tournaments. Teams from one pot are drawn against teams from the other pot.
Since , the teams from the pot containing amateur teams play the game at home. For the second round, the teams are again divided into two pots according to the same principles.
Depending on the results of the first round, the pots might not be equal in terms of number. Teams from one pot are drawn against teams from the other pot until one pot is empty.
The remaining teams are then drawn against each other with the team first drawn playing the game at home. For the remaining rounds, other than the final, the teams are drawn from one pot.
Since the final has been held in the Olympic Stadium in Berlin. Extra time will be played if the scores are level after 90 minutes with a penalty shootout following if needed.
Historically the number of participants in the main tournament has varied between four from until and from through resulting in tournaments of two to seven rounds.
Since the inception of the Bundesliga in all clubs from the Bundesliga are automatically qualified for the DFB-Pokal as are all clubs from the 2.
Bundesliga since its inception in Reserve sides for most of the time were allowed to participate in the DFB-Pokal but have been excluded since The final has been held at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin every season since Before , the host of the final was determined on short notice.
Originally the cup games were held over two 45 minute halves with two 15 minute overtime periods in case of a draw. If the score was still level after minutes the game was replayed with the home field right reversed.
In the Tschammer-Pokal the semi-final between Waldhof Mannheim and Wacker Wien was played to a draw three times before the game was decided by lot.
The German Football Association decided to hold a penalty shootout if the replay was another draw after a similar situation arose in the cup , when the match between Alemannia Aachen and Werder Bremen had to be decided by lot after two draws.
In —72 and —73 , the matches were held over two legs. The second leg was extended by two additional minute overtime periods if the aggregate was a draw after both legs.
In case the extension brought no decision, a penalty shootout was held. In , the final 1. Hertha BSC had to be replayed, leading to great logistical difficulties.
In the aftermath, the DFB opted not to replay cup finals in the future, instead holding a penalty shootout after extra time. Eventually, this change was extended to all cup games in If the cup winner had already qualified for the European Club Champions Cup , the losing finalist moved into the Cup Winners' Cup instead.
If the DFB-Pokal winner or both finalists qualify through the Bundesliga for European cup competitions, the best placed team of the Bundesliga not already qualified for at least the Europa League receives the spot.
The first German cup was held in The first final was contested between the two most successful clubs of that era, 1. FC Nürnberg and Schalke 04 , with Nürnberg winning 2 — 0.
In , the original trophy, Goldfasanen-Pokal , was substituted by the trophy which is still awarded today, because the original reminded DFB president Peco Bauwens of the Nazi era.
Originally, the DFB-Pokal was a competition open to clubs from the top divisions of German football only.
This continued after the establishment of the Bundesliga in Semi-professional and amateur clubs could only enter the competition from onwards, when it was enlarged.
Up until , only the top two divisions of German football, the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, were fully professional but from , with the establishment of the 3.
Liga, the third tier also became fully professional. From the start, the new match ups between Bundesliga and amateurs most usually third division clubs became a source of surprises.
Often titled the "mother of all cup sensations" German: The four remaining teams played one match to determine who qualified for the next round.
The four teams in the second round then played one match to determine which teams qualified for the final. The first round matches and the final took place in neutral venues, in the semi-finals the Bundesliga champion and the Cup winner played at home.
The matches lasted 90 minutes, with a penalty shootout immediately following if the match was tied. The Ligapokal was played as a unique event in because the Olympics in Munich had caused a postponement of the regular season kick-off.
A competition featuring four other big clubs who had not qualified for the Supercup, the Fuji-Cup , also existed from In this was extended to a cup competition consisting of six teams, the top five placed teams from the Bundesliga plus the German Cup winners, with the cup winners and champions entering in the semifinals.
If the cup winner was the same as any of the top five finishers in the league, the 6th place team was entitled to participate and the format was adjusted accordingly.
In the edition, the participating teams were the top four teams from the Bundesliga, the German Cup winners, as well as the winners of the 2.
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