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New Bundesliga kick-off timings for the 2021/22 season announced, no Monday night football

The German Football League (DFL) has announced new changes to kick off times beginning from the 2021/22 season onwards.

Friday night (2030CET) and Saturday (1530 & 1830) fixtures will remain the same however after the decision to abolish Monday night fixtures, 10 Bundesliga games will be played on Sunday at 1930.

Sunday evening games will also be played 30 minutes earlier (1730).

In a statement, the DFL said: “The match schedule structure strengthens the importance of Saturdays and Sundays. The ten recovery matches for the UEFA Europa League starters, half of which were previously played on Monday evening and the other half on Sunday from 1:30pm in the Bundesliga, will in future all be played on Sunday at 7:30pm The previous Bundesliga kick-off time on Sunday evening at 6:00pm will be moved up to 5:30pm.”

 

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