Germany's top professional football or soccer division, administered by the DFL (German Football League). An 18-team league, Bundesliga clubs play 34 fixtures per season, a lengthy winter break is commonplace.
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AFCON has long been a sore point with European clubs who are forced to do without players for a number of league matches. Now, though, Schalke may have to do without a player who chose his club over his country.