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Live: EFL Cup draw

21 June 2016

Draw for domestic cup competition to be streamed live

The English Football League Cup draw will be streamed live on Facebook at 1.00 pm tomorrow.

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.

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

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.

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.

Commenting on the new EFL Cup Round One draw format, Drew Barrand, Marketing Director of the EFL, said: “Facebook Live hadn’t even been launched when we did last year’s Round One draw, so this really is a great opportunity for us to do something different to ensure as many fans as possible can engage with our competitions.

“The Round One draw is not usually broadcast and traditionally just announced as a list but with our Facebook network of official EFL and club pages having a combined audience of over 15 million fans it is a natural platform for us provide content like this.”

AFC Wimbledon are unseeded once again, meaning that the Dons will play one of the southern seeded teams from the South.

SEEDS (North)

Barnsley

Blackburn Rovers

Bolton Wanderers

Bradford City

Burton Albion

Derby County

Huddersfield Town

Leeds United

Nottingham Forest

Port Vale

Preston North End

Rochdale

Rotherham United

Scunthorpe United

Sheffield United

Sheffield Wednesday

Wigan Athletic

SEEDS (South)

Aston Villa

Birmingham City

Brentford

Brighton & Hove Albion

Bristol City

Cardiff City

Charlton Athletic

Coventry City

Fulham

Gillingham

Ipswich Town

Millwall

Milton Keynes

Peterborough United

Queens Park Rangers

Reading

Walsall

Wolverhampton Wanderers

NON-SEEDS (North)

Accrington Stanley

Blackpool

Bury

Cambridge United

Carlisle United

Chesterfield

Crewe Alexandra

Doncaster Rovers

Fleetwood Town

Grimsby Town

Hartlepool United

Mansfield Town

Morecambe

Northampton Town

Notts County

Oldham Athletic

Shrewsbury Town

NON-SEEDS (South)

AFC Wimbledon

Barnet

Bristol Rovers

Cheltenham Town

Colchester United

Crawley Town

Exeter City

Leyton Orient

Luton Town

Newport County

Oxford United

Plymouth Argyle

Portsmouth

Southend United

Stevenage

Swindon Town

Wycombe Wanderers

Yeovil Town


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