Calendar (overall schedule)
The key dates for the coming football season are set out in the calendar. It includes the 34 Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matchdays from the start until the end of the season and the dates of the respective winter break. It also sets out the expected dates for the Supercup and the relegation play-offs. The arrangement of the national calendar is based on the international fixture dates as determined by FIFA and UEFA, e.g. for the World Cup, the European Championships and international matches including the corresponding release periods for national team players, as well as for the European club competitions. The German calendar is ultimately signed off by the Executive Committee of the German Football Association (DFB), typically towards the end of the year.