EFL Cup & EFL Trophy Draws to Take Place on Fixture Release Day EFL Cup & EFL Trophy Draws to Take Place on Fixture Release Day
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EFL Cup & EFL Trophy Draws to Take Place on Fixture Release Day

The EFL has confirmed when the EFL Cup and EFL Trophy draws will take place.
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The EFL has confirmed the draws for Round One of the Carabao Cup and Group Stage of the Papa Johns Trophy will take place on Thursday, 23rd June, the same day as the Championship, League One, and League Two fixtures will be released.

Taking place live on Sky Sports News on what will be an eagerly awaited day for supporters up and down the country, the draws will follow the release of fixture lists with the 2022/23 Sky Bet EFL Season beginning the weekend commencing Friday, 29th July.

Papa Johns Trophy

The Papa Johns Trophy Group Stage draw will take place live on Sky Sports News at 11:30am on Thursday, 23rd June, and will include last season’s runners-up Sutton United who agonisingly lost out to Rotherham United in extra-time of the 2022 final at Wembley Stadium back in April.

The 16 Invited U21 teams will be drawn into their respective Northern and Southern section Groups, with the 48 EFL Clubs already placed into pre-determined Groups prior to the draw. Consideration has been given to ensure travel time is minimised and recovery time is maximised for players.

All EFL Clubs will play two of their three matches at home in the Group Stages, with the opening ties to take place the week commencing 29th August.

Carabao Cup

The Carabao Cup Round One draw will take place live on Sky Sports News at 2:30pm on Thursday, 23rd June.

A total of 35 ties will be drawn for Round One, which will include Stockport County and Grimsby Town who are returning to the EFL after achieving promotion from the National League.

Burnley, Watford and the Premier League Clubs that are not competing in Europe will join the competition in Round Two. Holders Liverpool, who overcame Chelsea in last season’s final at Wembley Stadium, will join in Round Three along with the other Premier League teams competing in Europe next season.

Carabao Cup Round One fixtures will take place week commencing 8th August.
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