First Team

All-Bundesliga friendly

The Wolves end their summer training camp with a friendly against newly promoted side 1. FC Union Berlin on Saturday.

A sweat-inducing week in Schladming comes to an end for VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday 27 July, with the Wolves playing a friendly against Union Berlin (kick-off 15:00 CEST) before travelling back to Germany. 
Fans at the Maximarkt Sportpark in Anif, in the Austrian state of Salzburg, will be treated to an unusual game to be played in four 30-minute quarters.

'A good physical challenge'

"We're using that format so that the majority of players can get 60 minutes under their belts and because it provides a good physical challenge," explained VfL head coach Oliver Glasner. 
Glasner also outlined how the Wolves will approach the game: "We need to make sure we push ourselves until it hurts. If the opposition are defending their penalty area with everything they've got, it's up to us to break through that, to find the gaps, demand the ball and make our passes count. We need to have the courage to take risks and to play passes into key areas, like we did with our goal against Fenerbahce."

Arnold departs early

Among the absentees will be Koen Casteels, who has returned to full training but is being gently eased back into the swing of things, while centre-back John Anthony Brooks is a doubt with a knock. Maximilian Arnold will play no part after leaving the training camp early on Friday to return home to his wife, who is expected to give birth to the couple's first child any day now. 

Watch live on Wölfe TV

Any fans unable to attend the match in person can again watch it live on the VfL Wolfsburg YouTube channel