Carabao Cup First Round Draw: 70 EFL Clubs Including Aston Villa, Sunderland & Leeds Learn Fate
70 EFL clubs learned their first round for the newly renamed 'Carabao Cup' on Friday afternoon, with the opening draw for the 2017/18 league cup competition held in Bangkok, Thailand, home of the new energy drink sponsor.
Clubs were divided into 'north' and 'south' pots in a bid to minimise travelling for supporters for the midweek games, while those groups were further divided by 'seeds' and 'non-seeds'.
Sunderland took their place in the draw as a seeded northern club, although fellow relegated sides Hull and Middlesbrough will not enter until the second round with most of the Premier League.
Premier League clubs competing in Europe will join in round three.
The competition was won last season by Manchester United, then known as the EFL Cup.
Birmingham City vs Crawley Town
Exeter City vs Charlton Athletic
Queens Park Rangers vs Northampton Town
Newport County vs Southend United
Bristol City vs Plymouth Argyle
Cardiff City vs Portsmouth
Millwall vs Stevenage
Oxford United vs Cheltenham Town
AFC Wimbledon vs Brentford
Norwich City vs Swindon Town
Bristol Rovers vs Cambridge United
Peterborough United vs Barnet
Wycombe Wanderers vs Fulham
Colchester United vs Aston Villa
Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Yeovil Town
Reading vs Gillingham
Forest Green Rovers vs Milton Keynes Dons
Luton Town vs Ipswich Town
Coventry City vs Blackburn Rovers
Nottingham Forest vs Shrewsbury Town
Bradford City vs Doncaster Rovers
Mansfield Town vs Rochdale
Grimsby Town vs Derby County
Barnsley vs Morecambe
Crewe Alexandra vs Bolton Wanderers
Oldham Athletic vs Burton Albion
Wigan Athletic vs Blackpool
Bury vs Sunderland
Sheffield Wednesday vs Chesterfield
Accrington Stanley vs Preston North End
Fleetwood Town vs Carlisle United
Sheffield United vs Walsall
Scunthorpe United vs Notts County
Rotherham United vs Lincoln City
Leeds United vs Port Vale
The 35 first round ties will be played in the week commencing 7th August.
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