Carabao Cup: The 2017-18 first round draw in full

first_imgThe Carabao Cup first round draw took place on Friday.Newly-relegated Sunderland were among 70 clubs in the draw, with Hull and Middlesbrough, who also dropped out of the Premier League last season, among those joining the competition in round two.Teams were regionalised into groups for north and south, then split into two pots for seedings, with a separate draw to determine who would play at home.It was held in Thailand, the home of the competition’s sponsor, Carabao Energy Drink.France’s 1998 World Cup-winning midfielder Emmanuel Petit, Carabao chief executive Sathien Setthasit and the British ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson on hand to assist EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.The draw was screened on Facebook Live and there was some confusion initially, with Charlton appearing to be playing twice and Football League newcomers Forest Green Rovers also handed the wrong opponents in an on-screen graphic.A spokesperson for the EFL, however, confirmed there was no error with the actual draw process, claiming the accompanying summary graphic was simply incorrect.Here is the draw in full:NORTHERN SECTIONCoventry 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 ValeSOUTHERN SECTIONBirmingham 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 VillaWolverhampton Wanderers vs Yeovil Town Reading vs GillinghamForest Green Rovers vs Milton Keynes Dons Luton Town vs Ipswich Town 1last_img

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