WEHEN WIESBADEN AWAY IN DFB CUP FIRST ROUND
Friday, 08. June 2018, 23:13 Uhr
The draw for the first round of the DFB Cup took place at the German Football Museum on Friday evening. The Boys in Brown were handed a trip to third division side SV Wehen Wiesbaden in mid-August.
Whereas the Boys in Brown had an automatic place in the first round as a second division side, Wiesbaden qualified by finishing fourth in League 3.
Reaction to the draw
Head coach Markus Kauczinski: "There are no easy draws in the first round. Wehen Wiesbaden are a very good third division side who challenged for promotion and have some decent players in their ranks."
Bernd Nehrig: "We'll definitely have to prepare as if it's a second division game. Wehen Wiesbaden had an excellent season last term and only just missed out on a play-off place. It's going to be an interesting, hard-fought and fiery encounter."
The kick-off times for the first-round ties will be announced by the German Football Association (DFB) in 10 to 12 days.
Here are the provisional dates for each round:
1st round: Friday, 17 August to Monday, 20 August
2nd round: Tuesday, 30 October & Wednesday, 31 October
3rd round: Tuesday, 5 February & Wednesday, 6 February
Quarter-finals: Tuesday, 2 April & Wednesday, 3 April
Semi-finals: Tuesday, 23 April & Wednesday, 24 April
Final: Saturday, 25 May