The German Football Association, the DFB has excluded Dynamo Dresden from this season’s DFB Pokal (German’s major cup competition) due to a repeated bad fan behavior in a cup match at Hanover 96 last season.
Dynamo Dresden responded to that exclusion ironically by having kicked off their own cup campaign last weekend.
English newly promoted Premier League side Hull City was the first opponent in the last sixteen round of the FDGB Pokal this Saturday.
The FDGB Pokal (Freier Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund Pokal or Free German Trade Union Federation Cup) was an annual cup competition in the former East Germany, last original version goes back to 1990. Dynamo has won it seven times.
Despite Dynamo lost the match in front of 6,428 fans due to a goal by Hull’s forward Sagbo after just 14 minutes, Dresden will proceed virtually in their competition into the quarter final because this cup is according their rules and not made by the German DFB. Even during the first league match day of the season Dynamo supporter chanting about European cup nights and enjoying themselves.
Besides the protest meaning of this fictive competition, the club wants to reduce the financial losses of not taking part in the DFB Pokal and wants to stay in the weekly match rhythm as well.
The next opponent in their quarter-final is not clear yet, but the match dates are already announced till their cup final: Quarter final (7th September), semi final (16th/17th November) and the final (1st/2nd February 2014).