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CARABAO CUP FIRST-ROUND DRAW SET TO TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK

17 June 2019

The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup will take place at 7.00pm on Thursday June 20.

Being staged within a short distance from Wembley Stadium - the home of the competition's final - it is to be conducted by two former EFL Cup winners.
 
Drawing the 70 balls from the hat will be footballing legend John Barnes and Arsenal fan favourite Ray Parlour, as they select the 35 fixtures for round one, which includes EFL clubs from Carlisle all the way down to Plymouth and features debutants Salford City.
 
Fans will be able to watch the draw live in store and also tune in to the Carabao Cup Facebook page, with live text updates on EFL Twitter and EFL.com.
 
John Luck, the CMO of Intercarabao UK, said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Carabao Cup round one draw later this week with the help of our friends at Morrisons.

"We sell lots of our great tasting low sugar energy drinks in supermarkets, so we thought why not let football fans watch the draw whilst stocking up on Carabao?

"Even better still, we’re delighted that it means we can continue to keep the Cup as inclusive as possible by giving fans the chance to come along to watch live.

"We’ve held Carabao Cup Round One draws all across the globe in Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City but it feels very exciting to us to bring it back to the UK this year.” 
 
The 2018/19 Carabao Cup competition culminated in the showpiece final held at Wembley Stadium in February.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City battled with Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea in a tight contest, in which Raheem Sterling scored the decisive penalty to see City crowned winners for a second consecutive season.
 
70 EFL Clubs will feature in the Round One draw which will see teams drawn in Northern and Southern sections, as in 2018.
 
Matches are scheduled to take place week commencing 12 August.
 
Huddersfield Town will be included, while fellow Championship newcomers Cardiff City and Fulham join the competition in Round Two alongside the Premier League Clubs that are not competing in Europe.


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