How every Bundesliga club is spending the World Cup break

Spain is a popular destination for German clubs during the mid-season World Cup break, while others opt for Abu Dhabi or even Japan. Here in one handy place is how Bundesliga clubs are spending the winter break.

Bayern Munich

Training start: January 3
Training camp: January 6-12 in Doha, Qatar
Friendly matches: January 13 against RB Salzburg at the FC Bayern Campus in Munich.

Freiburg 

Training start: December 5
Training camp: January 4 to 14 in Sotogrande, Spain
Friendly matches: December 9 FC Luzern, December 16: Karlsruher SC, December 22: Young Boys Bern

RB Leipzig

Training start: December 2
Training camp: from January 2 to 12 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Friendly matches: November 25: Radomiak Radom (Poland) 6:0, December 2: AC Horsens (Denmark) 2:1

Eintracht Frankfurt

Training start: January 3
Training camp: TBC
Friendly matches: November 16, Urawa Red Diamonds (Japan) 2:4, November 19: Gamba Osaka (Japan) 1:2, December 2: Sandhausen 5:1, December 9: Atalanta 2:2 (SGE win 5:3 on penalties)
Other: Tour of Japan (14.11. to 20.11.)

Union Berlin

Training start: December 5
Training camp: January 2 to 11 in Campoamor, Spain
Test matches: December 14: Hansa Rostock 2:0, December 17: St. Gallen 4:1, December 21: St. Pauli 3:2

Borussia Dortmund

Training start: January 2
Training camp: January 6 to 14 in Marbella, Spain
Test matches: November 24: Lion City Sailors (Singapore) 7:2, November 28: Johor Southern Tigers (Malaysia) 4:1, November 30: Vietnam national team 1:2, December 10: Rapid Bucharest 1:2 and Fiorentina 0:2

Wolfsburg

Training start: December 1 and January 2
Training camp: January 5 to 13 in Almancil, Portugal
Test matches: January 14: Augsburg

Borussia Mönchengladbach

Training start: December 13
Training camp: currently not planned
Test matches: January 7: VfB Oldenburg, January 11: Arminia Bielefeld, January 14: FC St. Pauli

Werder Bremen

Training start: December 8 to 22 and from January 2 onwards
Training camp: 2 to 9 January in Murcia, Spain
Test matches: November 15 Heeslinger SC 3:1, December 15: SV Meppen 1:0, January 8: St. Gallen

Mainz 05

Training start: November 30
Training camp: December 5-12 in Mallorca, January 4-11 in Marbella
Test matches: December 7: Real Mallorca U23 3:1, December 10: Real Mallorca 2:2, January 14: Hoffenheim

Hoffenheim

Training start: December 6 to 21 and from January 2 onwards
Training camp: January 3 to 10 Portugal
Test matches: December 14: SV Elversberg 4:3, December 17: 1860 Munich 3:2, December 20: Greuther Fürth 3:3, January 14: Mainz 05

Bayer Leverkusen

Training start: December 1 to 18 and again from January 2 onwards
Training camp: – None planned
Test matches: November 17: St. Louis CITY Soccer Club 3:0, December 10: Glasgow Rangers 3:0, December 17: FC Zürich 4:1, January 7: Venezia
Other: November 13 to 18: USA trip

FC Köln

Training start: December 8 to 23 and from January 3 onwards
Training camp: – None planned 
Friendly matches: November 19: Stuttgart 2:4
Other: November 16 to 24: USA trip to Austin/Texas

Augsburg

Training start: December 5 to 19 and from January 3 onwards
Training camp: January 4 to 12 in Algorfa, Spain
Friendly matches: December 10: Grasshoppers Zürich 3:0, December 16: 1. FC Heidenheim 2:0, January 14: Wolfsburg

Hertha BSC

Training start: January 2
Training camp: January 3-14 in Bradenton Florida
Friendly matches: November 19/20: Tournament in Klagenfurt – Semifinal vs 1860 München 6:7 after penalties. (3:3), third place play-off vs Grazer AK 4:3 after penalties (1:1), 
November 26: Ludwigsfelder FC 5:0, December 2: Hannover 96 2:1, December 7: Eintracht Braunschweig 1:0

Stuttgart

Training start: December 13
Training camp: January 6-13 in Marbella, Spain
Test matches: November 19: FC Köln 4:2, December 16: FC Luzern 0:3
Other: November 14 to 21: USA trip to Austin/Texas

Bochum

Kick-off of preparations: December 28 to 22 and from January 2 onwards
Training camp: January 7 to 14 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Test matches: December 7, 2 p.m.: PEC Zwolle 1:3, December 10: Karlsruher SC 1:2, December 16: SC Paderborn 07 1:1, December 21: SC Verl 0:2

Schalke 04

Kick-off of preparations: December 1 and January 2
Training camp: TBC
Test matches: December 9: Rapid Wien 2:2, December 16: Hajduk Split 4:3, December 22: VfL Osnabrück 2:2

GGFN | Ben McFadyean

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