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EFL Cup Round One Draw To Be Streamed Live On Facebook

22 June 2016

This season’s EFL Cup will officially get underway on Wednesday 22 June with the Round One draw being broadcast on Facebook Live.

In a first for British football, the EFL (English Football League) has joined forces with Sky Sports to live stream the EFL Cup Round One draw as a Facebook Live event, providing millions of fans at home and abroad the chance to watch the draw unfold wherever they may be.

Taking place at 1pm today, fans eager to see where the road to Wembley begins for their club can watch the stream on the official EFL Cup Facebook page, as well as Sky Sports’ Facebook page, and the Sky Sports app.

Round One of the re-named cup competition includes 70 of the 72 EFL clubs this season, with the draw being seeded as well as regionalised on a north/south basis. Seedings are based on club finishing positions in the league last season.

PNE will be seeded for the first round, and a full list of the teams involved in the first round draw can be found below.

The draw will be broadcast live from Sky Sports’ studios, with the event hosted by Tom White.
Former Manchester United, Queens Park Rangers and England player Ray Wilkins will be tasked with making the draw. The activity marks the first time a major football cup draw has been streamed as a Facebook Live event.

Manchester City are the current holders of the EFL Cup, having beaten Liverpool in last season’s final in February. The 2016/17 EFL Cup Final, the 57th in the competition’s history, will take place at Wembley on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Seeded Teams

Blackburn Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
Bradford City
Burton Albion
Derby County
Huddersfield Town
Leeds United
Nottingham Forest
Port Vale
Preston North End
Rotherham United
Scunthorpe United
Sheffield United
Sheffield Wednesday
Wigan Athletic

Aston Villa
Birmingham City
Brighton & Hove Albion
Bristol City
Cardiff City
Charlton Athletic
Coventry City
Ipswich Town
Milton Keynes Dons
Peterborough United
Queens Park Rangers
Wolverhampton Wanderers

Non-Seeded Teams

Accrington Stanley
Cambridge United
Carlisle United
Crewe Alexandra
Doncaster Rovers
Fleetwood Town
Grimsby Town
Hartlepool United
Mansfield Town
Northampton Town
Notts County
Oldham Athletic
Shrewsbury Town

AFC Wimbledon
Bristol Rovers
Cheltenham Town
Colchester United
Crawley Town
Exeter City
Leyton Orient
Luton Town
Newport County
Oxford United
Plymouth Argyle
Southend United
Swindon Town
Wycombe Wanderers
Yeovil Town

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