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DFB Pokal Live Streaming - How to watch the German Cup live online

Brendan O'Neill in Football 7 May 2016

The DFB-Pokal is one the top club cup competitions in Europe and fans of German football can watch the best of the action live online.

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About The DFB Pokal

The German Cup came to life on December 8, 1935, at Düsseldorf’s Rheinstadion when 60,000 spectators watched 1. FC Nürnberg score a 2-0 win over then German champions FC Schalke 04 to become the first side to lift the trophy.

Schalke's Cameroonian defender Joel Matip and Leverkusen's Brazilian defender Wendell vie for the ball (Photo by PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)6x5x4x3x'Der Club' were also the first club to emerge victorious for a second time in the prestigious competition (1935), but having only succeeded again in 1962 and 2007, they lag far behind in the all-time winners list.

Unsurprisingly, Bavarian giants FC Bayern Munich are the record title holders in the tournament with 17 successes to their name from 20 final appearances. Bayern also boast the honour of registering the highest victory in DFB-Pokal history, a 16-1 triumph over lower league outfit DJK Waldberg during the 1997/98 season.

Die Roten have also been on the receiving end of some big upsets though, like in 1990, when they were stunned by FC 09 Weinheim. In 1994, they were eliminated by TSV Vestenbergsgreuth and in 2000/01, famously ousted by 1. FC Magdeburg.

The winners list of the German Cup is almost entirely made up of clubs from the top divisio with only Kickers Offenbach (vs. 1. FC Köln in 1970) and Hannover 96 (vs. Borussia Mönchengladbach in 1992) managing to claim shock wins.

Since 1985, the final of the DFB-Pokal has been held at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. Prior to that, the hosting of the decider was awarded to various cities throughout the nation but the Olympiastadion has justifiably become Germany's Wembley in recent years.

The stadium boasts a capacity of 74,475 seats and is the largest stadium in Germany. It has been home to the Bundesliga's Hertha BSC since 1963.

The DFB-Pokal begins with a round of 64 teams with 36 of those from the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga, along with the top four finishers of the 3. Liga automatically qualified for the competition. Of the remaining places the majority are handed to the cup winners of the regional football associations, the Verbandspokale. 

The winner of the DFB-Pokal earns a place in the following season's UEFA Europa League, but if the victor also secures a place in the UEFA Champions League through the Bundesliga, the losing finalist takes that spot.

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How To Watch & Bet On Live Streaming Football Online

Step 1: Go to 365Step 2: Click on live streaming at the top of the page once you are logged in.

Step 3: Sit back and enjoy DFB Pokal action live online

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