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Carabao Cup Draw on Friday Morning
Monday, 11th Jun 2018 16:33

The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup will take place on Friday in Vietnam at 10.45am UK time.

Steve McManaman, Louis Saha and Dennis Wise will take part in the draw which is regionalised but not seeded as in previous years a number of changes having been announced last week. The ties will be played in the week commencing August 13th.

Explaining the draw taking place overseas, as was the case on a number of occasions last season, EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey said: “A principle aim of our partnership with Carabao has always been to promote the competition internationally taking high-profile activities such as the competition draws overseas to support the EFL’s international growth strategy and raise awareness of the competition in Carabao’s key territories.

“There is no requirement for us to take draws overseas but there is an absolute commitment to building the value of our competition outside the UK and the market in Vietnam should help the EFL and Carabao meet our shared ambitions.

“The round one draw is always significant mapping out the opening stages of a competition that continues to attract a large audience at home and abroad with almost 1.5 million people attending Carabao Cup matches last season and games shown across the world in over 150 regions.

“At the EFL’s recent 2018 Summer Conference clubs voted to a number of rule changes in the Carabao Cup including the removal of extra-time which should help address team selection and additional fatigue issues that can sometimes be caused when midweek ties go beyond 90 minutes.

“Seeding arrangements have also been removed from the first two rounds which should make for some interesting early round draws.

“We’ve had some great finals in recent years with the country’s biggest clubs showing their appetite for success in the competition
and I look forward to seeing how the 2018/19 edition unfolds from here on in.”

Carabao Energy Drink CEO Sathien Setthasit added: “In the last 12 months Carabao Energy Drink has truly established itself as a global soft drinks brand and the success of our partnership to date with the EFL has played a big part in helping us develop our international footprint.

“The 2018/19 Carabao Cup promises to bring football fans around the world plenty of drama and excitement which is why we’re looking forward to kicking off this season’s competition in style by staging the first round draw in Vietnam.”

Carabao Cup South Section

1 AFC Wimbledon
2 Aston Villa
3 Birmingham City
4 Brentford
5 Bristol City
6 Bristol Rovers
7 Cambridge United
8 Charlton Athletic
9 Cheltenham Town
10 Colchester United
11 Coventry City
12 Crawley Town
13 Exeter City
14 Forest Green Rovers
15 Gillingham
16 Ipswich Town
17 Luton Town
18 Millwall
19 Milton Keynes Dons
20 Newport County
21 Northampton Town
22 Norwich City
23 Oxford United
24 Peterborough United
25 Plymouth Argyle
26 Portsmouth
27 Queens Park Rangers
28 Reading
29 Southend United
30 Stevenage
31 Swindon Town
32 West Bromwich Albion
33 Wycombe Wanderers
34 Yeovil Town.

North Section

1 Accrington Stanley
2 Barnsley
3 Blackburn Rovers
4 Blackpool
5 Bolton Wanderers
6 Bradford City
7 Burton Albion
8 Bury
9 Carlisle United
10 Crewe Alexandra
11 Derby County
12 Doncaster Rovers
13 Fleetwood Town
14 Grimsby Town
15 Derby County
16 Leeds United
17 Lincoln City
18 Macclesfield Town
19 Mansfield Town
20 Middlesbrough
21 Morecambe
22 Nottingham Forest
23 Notts County
24 Oldham Athletic
25 Port Vale
26 Preston North End
27 Rochdale
28 Rotherham United
29 Scunthorpe United
30 Sheffield United
31 Sheffield Wednesday
32 Shrewsbury Town
33 Sunderland
34 Tranmere Rovers
35 Walsall
36 Wigan Athletic

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RobITFC added 17:16 - Jun 11
Hopefully PH will take the cups more seriously than his predecessor..... 16 v 22 would be nice!

theinbetweener added 17:31 - Jun 11
Is the draw always this early?

arc added 18:10 - Jun 11
Wow, there are a lot of weasel words in that statement.

IpswichAD added 18:11 - Jun 11
theinbetweener - No, it's not always this early; it's usually around midday!
Seriously, it usually coincides around a day or two with the league fixtures.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 18:50 - Jun 11
1) Looking forward to the first Vietnamese player to sign for Town. 2) Don't see anyone in the South Section that we need to be afraid of. 3) COYB!

gloucester_tractor added 18:52 - Jun 11
Why do Derby get two slots in the north draw lol

EatonBlue added 23:09 - Jun 11
Hull City not participating?

harlingblue added 01:38 - Jun 12
Maybe a strong U23 team to be played in this competition, including 1st team squad players in that age bracket? BUT a full 1st team picked for The FA Cup?
It's just a thought for discussion.
Promotion is our main aim, a Cup win would be great, we haven't had one for a while, but we had a tradition in The FA Cup, so perhaps attack two fronts and let the younger players do their best in The Carabao Cup?

carlisleaway added 10:59 - Jun 12
Wycombe, Forest Green Rovers, Newport or Cheltenham Away please.....

NITFC added 12:03 - Jun 12
Yes Carlisle away. All of those would be great!!!

Or Northampton

bobble added 13:36 - Jun 12
the what cup ??

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