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THE first round draw for the Carabao Cup will take place this week as fans gear up for the return of club football.

No Premier League clubs will enter the hat at the opening stage as top-flight sides are granted a bye to at least the second round of the competition.

The Carabao Cup first round draw will take place on Thursday

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The Carabao Cup first round draw will take place on ThursdayCredit: GETTY

Luton and Burnley, who finished 18th and 19th respectively in the Prem last season, will also join the 13 current Prem outfits in round two.

Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United will all enter the Carabao Cup from the third round as they are involved in European football for the upcoming season.

The first and second rounds of the tournament will be regionalised, meaning the 32 teams in the southern section and 38 teams in the northern section will be drawn against another side from the same region.

When is the Carabao Cup first round draw?

  • The Carabao Cup first round draw will take place on Thursday, June 27.
  • The draw will begin at 11.30am BST.

What TV channel is the Carabao Cup first round draw on and can it be live streamed FREE?

  • The Carabao Cup first round draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sports News.
  • You can live stream the draw for free on the Sky Sports app/website.
  • Alternatively, SunSport’s live blog will provide all the latest updates.

Carabao Cup first round ball numbers

Southern section

1. AFC Wimbledon

2. Birmingham City

3. Bristol City

4. Bristol Rovers

5. Bromley

6. Cambridge United

7. Cardiff City

8. Charlton Athletic

9. Cheltenham Town

10. Colchester United

11. Coventry City

12. Crawley Town

13. Exeter City

14. Gillingham

15. Leyton Orient

16. Millwall

17. Milton Keynes Dons

18. Newport County

19. Northampton Town

20. Norwich City

21. Oxford United

22. Peterborough United

23. Plymouth Argyle

24. Portsmouth

25. Queens Park Rangers

26. Reading

27. Stevenage

28. Swansea City

29. Swindon Town

30. Walsall

31. Watford

32. Wycombe Wanderers

Northern section

1. Accrington Stanley

2. Barnsley

3. Barrow

4. Blackburn Rovers

5. Blackpool

6. Bolton Wanderers

7. Bradford City

8. Burton Albion

9. Carlisle United

10. Chesterfield

11. Crewe Alexandra

12. Derby County

13. Doncaster Rovers

14. Fleetwood Town

15. Grimsby Town

16. Harrogate Town

17. Huddersfield Town

18. Hull City

19. Leeds United

20. Lincoln City

21. Mansfield Town

22. Middlesbrough

23. Morecambe

24. Notts County

25. Port Vale

26. Preston North End

27. Rotherham United

28. Salford City

29. Sheffield United

30. Sheffield Wednesday

31. Shrewsbury Town

32. Stockport County

33. Stoke City

34. Sunderland

35. Tranmere Rovers

36. West Bromwich Albion

37. Wigan Athletic

38. Wrexham



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