When is the Carabao Cup draw? Start time, first round ball numbers and TV coverage today

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Prize: The Carabao Cup trophy  (Getty Images)
Prize: The Carabao Cup trophy (Getty Images)

The new season is drawing ever closer with the draw for the Carabao Cup first round this afternoon.

Just hours after the new fixtures of the Football League season were released, the 202-23 season of the Carabao Cup gets mapped out.

Premier League teams are absent from the first round, which is split into a southern and northern section. Watford and Burnley also receive a bye to round two, with clubs involved in European football entering at the third round.

A total of 35 ties will be drawn involving the likes of QPR, Charlton, AFC Wimbledon and Reading.

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Here are all the details ahead of the draw...

When is the Carabao Cup first-round draw?

The draw for the first round of the Carabao Cup takes place on Thursday, June 23, 2022.

The draw is set to start at 2.30pm BST.

How can I watch the Carabao Cup first-round draw?

TV channel: The draw will be broadcast live on Sky Sports News.

Live stream: Sky Go customers can watch the draw live via the Sky Go app.

Live blog: You can also follow the draw as it happens with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog.

When will the Carabao Cup first round be played?

The ties will be played on the week commencing August 8, 2022.

What are the ball numbers for the Carabao Cup first-round draw?

Ball No.

North Section

Ball No.

South Section

1

Accrington Stanley

1

AFC Wimbledon

2

Barnsley

2

Birmingham City

3

Barrow

3

Bristol City

4

Blackburn Rovers

4

Bristol Rovers

5

Blackpool

5

Cambridge United

6

Bolton Wanderers

6

Cardiff City

7

Bradford City

7

Charlton Athletic

8

Burton Albion

8

Cheltenham Town

9

Carlisle United

9

Colchester United

10

Crewe Alexandra

10

Coventry City

11

Derby County

11

Crawley Town

12

Doncaster Rovers

12

Exeter City

13

Fleetwood Town

13

Forest Green Rovers

14

Grimsby Town

14

Gillingham

15

Harrogate Town

15

Ipswich Town

16

Hartlepool United

16

Leyton Orient

17

Huddersfield Town

17

Luton Town

18

Hull City

18

Millwall

19

Lincoln City

19

Milton Keynes Dons

20

Mansfield Town

20

Newport County

21

Middlesbrough

21

Northampton Town

22

Morecambe

22

Norwich City

23

Port Vale

23

Oxford United

24

Preston North End

24

Peterborough United

25

Rochdale

25

Plymouth Argyle

26

Rotherham United

26

Portsmouth

27

Salford City

27

Queens Park Rangers

28

Sheffield United

28

Reading

29

Sheffield Wednesday

29

Stevenage

30

Shrewsbury Town

30

Sutton United

31

Stockport County

31

Swansea City

32

Stoke City

32

Swindon Town

33

Sunderland

33

Walsall

34

Tranmere Rovers

34

Wycombe Wanderers

35

West Brom

36

Wigan Athletic

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