Football, DFB Cup: Quarter-final draw on Sunday in the Sportschau

As of: December 5th, 2023 8:24 p.m

The quarter-final games in the DFB Cup will be drawn on Sunday (December 10, 2023) from 7:15 p.m. in the Sportschau.

The lots will be drawn by two newly crowned world champions: U17 coach Christian Wück and assistant coach Jens Nowotny. The program from the football museum in Dortmund is moderated by Esther Sedlaczek.

  • Round of 16
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The men’s round of 16
1. FC Kaiserslautern – 1. FC Nuremberg


1. FC Magdeburg – Fortuna Dusseldorf


Borussia Monchengladbach – VfL Wolfsburg

Tuesday, 8.45 p.m. (live on Erste)

FC 08 Homburg – FC St. Pauli

Tuesday, 8:45 p.m

1. FC Saarbrucken – Eintracht Frankfurt

Wednesday, 6 p.m

Bayer 04 Leverkusen – SC Paderborn

Wednesday, 6 p.m

VfB Stuttgart – Borussia Dortmund

Wednesday, 8:45 p.m. (live on ZDF)

Hertha BSC – Hamburger SV

Hertha BSC – Hamburger SV

When do the quarterfinal games take place?

The quarter-finals will take place in the new year on the 30th/31st. January and 6th/7th Held in February. live-Games on ARD-Sportschau and ZDF will be determined after the draw.

  • 1st main round: August 11th – August 14th, 2023 and August 26th/27th September 2023
  • 2nd main round: October 31st/1st November 2023
  • Round of 16: 5th/6th December 2023
  • Quarterfinals: 30/31 January 2024 and 6/7. February 2024
  • Semifinals: 2nd/3rd April 2024
  • Final in Berlin: May 25, 2024

What can the clubs earn?

A new contract for TV rights has been in effect in the cup since 2022. In the 2022/23 season, the DFB paid out more money to the clubs than ever before. This season the amounts will be slightly exceeded again by the semi-finals. The DFB has not yet announced the exact numbers for the final.

All participating clubs will receive at least 209,247 euros for the 1st main round. Anyone who has survived the first round will receive more than 400,000 euros in the second round, and the amounts per round continue to increase.

The clubs have to share the money from ticket sales and perimeter advertising after deducting all costs and taxes. Ten percent of this income also goes to the DFB, so each club receives 45 percent of this money.

Rewards DFB Cup (in euros)

1st main round



2nd main round



Round of 16









Loser final



Winner final



What else can the clubs achieve?

Even after UEFA’s European Cup reform, which applies from the 2024/25 season, the winner of the DFB Cup has the right to start in the new European league phase League.

Is the DFB Cup winner already over the Bundesliga for them? Champions League or the Europe League qualified, the place goes to the Bundesliga, where it is then distributed according to the final table. The losing finalist of the DFB Cup final cannot benefit under any circumstances.

The Europa League trophy