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Carabao Cup round one draw to take place in Vietnam this Friday

11 June 2018

The Saddlers will be ball number 35 in the northern section of the Carabao Cup first round draw, which takes place in Vietnam this Friday, 15th June, at 10.45am UK time.

Three former EFL Cup winners, Steve McManaman, Louis Saha and Dennis Wise, will join representatives from the EFL and competition partner Carabao Energy Drink to unveil the 35 Round One ties, with live text coverage available on the Carabao Cup twitter feed and EFL.com.

Seventy EFL Clubs will feature in the new-look draw, which will see teams drawn into Northern and Southern sections, but with no seeding for higher ranked sides as in previous seasons. Matches are scheduled to take place on the week commencing 13 August, with West Bromwich Albion included, while Championship newcomers Stoke City and Swansea City will join the competition in Round Two alongside the Premier League clubs that are not competing in Europe.

EFL Clubs have voted to remove extra-time from every round, apart from the final, from the start of the 2018/19 season, with matches tied at 90 minutes going straight to a penalty shoot-out. The 2019 final will feature extra time and penalties if required. 

The format of penalties will revert to the traditional format, as opposed to the recently trialled ABBA formula, which will no longer feature in EFL competitions.

 

Regionalisation and ball numbers are as follows:

 

North Section

 

South Section

1

Accrington Stanley

1

AFC Wimbledon

2

Barnsley

2

Aston Villa

3

Blackburn Rovers

3

Birmingham City

4

Blackpool

4

Brentford

5

Bolton Wanderers

5

Bristol City

6

Bradford City

6

Bristol Rovers

7

Burton Albion

7

Cambridge United

8

Bury

8

Charlton Athletic

9

Carlisle United

9

Cheltenham Town

10

Crewe Alexandra

10

Colchester United

11

Derby County

11

Coventry City

12

Doncaster Rovers

12

Crawley Town

13

Fleetwood Town

13

Exeter City

14

Grimsby Town

14

Forest Green Rovers

15

Hull City

15

Gillingham

16

Leeds United

16

Ipswich Town

17

Lincoln City

17

Luton Town

18

Macclesfield Town

18

Millwall

19

Mansfield Town

19

Milton Keynes Dons

20

Middlesbrough

20

Newport County

21

Morecambe

21

Northampton Town

22

Nottingham Forest

22

Norwich City

23

Notts County

23

Oxford United

24

Oldham Athletic

24

Peterborough United

25

Port Vale

25

Plymouth Argyle

26

Preston North End

26

Portsmouth

27

Rochdale

27

Queens Park Rangers

28

Rotherham United

28

Reading

29

Scunthorpe United

29

Southend United

30

Sheffield United

30

Stevenage

31

Sheffield Wednesday

31

Swindon Town

32

Shrewsbury Town

32

West Bromwich Albion

33

Sunderland

33

Wycombe Wanderers

34

Tranmere Rovers

34

Yeovil Town

35

Walsall

 

 

36

Wigan Athletic

 

 


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