Relegated Schalke 04 is in the middle of preparing for the season.
The DFL has scheduled the first two matchdays in the 2nd league at precisely the right time! The kick-off hit will be Schalke against HSV on July 23 at 8.30 p.m.
The first two top games on Saturday (8.30 p.m. each time) will be played by Bundesliga relegated Werder. First in Bremen against Hannover 96 (July 24), then in Düsseldorf against Fortuna (July 31)