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CARABAO CUP AND PAPA JOHNS TROPHY DRAWS TO TAKE PLACE ON EFL FIXTURE RELEASE DAY

15 June 2022

As part of the EFL’s fixture release day on Thursday 23 June, the Round One draws for the CarabaoCup and Papa Johns Trophy Group Stage will take place live on Sky Sports News.

In an eagerly awaited day for supporters up and down the country, the draws will follow the release of fixture lists across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two which will also be revealed on Sky Sports at 9am on the same day – with the 2022/23 Sky Bet EFL Season beginning the weekend commencing Friday 29 July.

The Papa Johns Trophy Group Stage draw will take place live on Sky Sports News at 11:30am on Thursday 23 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 placed into their respective Northern and Southern section Groups, with the 48 EFL Clubs placed into pre-determined Groups prior to the draw.

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

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

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


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