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EFL Cup re-branded Carabao Cup with first round draw to take place in Bangkok

Date Posted,June 12, 2017

The League Cup has been re-branded the Carabao Cup and the first round draw will take place in Bangkok.

And to make the bizarre event weirder, former and Arsenal and Chelsea midfielder Emmanuel Petit will be drawing the balls in Thailand.

The 70 teams from the Championship, League One and League Two will find out their fate on Friday for the previously named EFL Cup.

Newly relegated Hull, Middlesbrough and Sunderland will be seeded in the competition.

Emmanuel Petit will help out with the Carabao Cup first round draw (Photo: Daily Mirror)
Carabao are the new sponsors of the League Cup (Photo: @Carabao_Cup /Twitter)

Manchester United won the tournament last season as they beat Southampton 2-1 at Wembley.

Jose Mourinho’s men will start their defence in the third round – after getting a second round bye due to their Champions League commitments.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Michael Carrick of Manchester United lifts the EFL Cup after the EFL Cup Final match between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by John Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images) (Photo: Man Utd via Getty)
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 26: Manchester United celebrate victory with the trophy after during the EFL Cup Final between Manchester United and Southampton at Wembley Stadium on February 26, 2017 in London, England. Manchester United beat Southampton 3-2. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images) (Photo: Alex Livesey)

“The newly named Carabao Cup offers a significant opportunity for the Thai brand to engage with football fans via its association with one of the biggest football competitions in the country, and Carabao plans to bring this partnership to life at every opportunity for customers and consumers.

Carabao is a Thai energy drink which also sponsors Chelsea and Reading.

ROUND ONE SEEDINGS

North – Seeds

1. Barnsley

2. Blackburn Rovers

3. Bolton Wanderers

4. Bradford City

5. Burton Albion

6. Derby County

7. Fleetwood Town

8. Leeds United

9. Nottingham Forest

10. Preston North End

11. Rochdale

12. Rotherham United

13. Scunthorpe United

14. Sheffield United

15. Sheffield Wednesday

16. Sunderland

17. Wigan Athletic

North – Non-Seeds

18. Accrington Stanley

19. Blackpool

20. Bury

21. Carlisle United

22. Chesterfield

23. Coventry City

24. Crewe Alexandra

25. Doncaster Rovers

26. Grimsby Town

27. Lincoln City

28. Mansfield Town

29. Morecambe

30. Notts County

31. Oldham Athletic

32. Port Vale

33. Shrewsbury Town

34. Walsall

South – Seeds

1. Aston Villa

2. Birmingham City

3. Brentford

4. Bristol City

5. Bristol Rovers

6. Cardiff City

7. Charlton Athletic

8. Fulham

9. Ipswich Town

10. Millwall

11. Milton Keynes Dons

12. Norwich City

13. Oxford United

14. Peterborough United

15. Queens Park Rangers

16. Reading

17. Southend United

18. Wolverhampton Wanderers

South – Non-Seeds

19. AFC Wimbledon

20. Barnet

21. Cambridge United

22. Cheltenham Town

23. Colchester United

24. Crawley Town

25. Exeter City

26. Forest Green Rovers

27. Gillingham

28. Luton Town

29. Newport County

30. Northampton Town

31. Plymouth Argyle

32. Portsmouth

33. Stevenage

34. Swindon Town

35. Wycombe Wanderers

36. Yeovil Town

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