Austria Wien will continue to train for a two weeks after the end of the championship, after which the players will take a well-deserved holiday. The first Bundesliga match in 2023 will not take place until the beginning of February, and training will start on 3 January. A ten-day training camp in Turkey is planned during winter preparation.
The following dates are fixed for the new year (subject to change):
3 January: Start of training
10 January, 3 pm: Test match vs Brno (h)
13 January, 5:30 pm: Test match vs Traiskirchen (h)
15-25 January: Training camp in Belek
17 January, 3:15 pm (local time/1:15 pm UTC+1): Test match vs Vasas FC
23 January, 5:30 pm (local time/3:30 pm UTC+1): Test match vs FK Partizan
27 January, 3 pm: Test match vs Vienna (h)
3 February, 3 pm: Test match vs FAC (h)
12 February, 5:00 pm: Start of the 2023 Bundesliga with a home match vs Austria Klagenfurt
Manfred Schmid: "We had a game every three to four days in the autumn, in our situation it is important that the players regenerate optimally in the two training weeks after the last championship game. We will also work with the players individually during this phase. After that, the players will have a longer holiday with a good home programme. My experience in Cologne is that a long holiday is good for the players."