Carabao Cup: Full draw and special League Cup Quiz

The Carabao Cup first-round draw has taken place as the long-waited start of the new season draws ever closer.

The opening round will be the first competitive football of the year, and features 70 of the 72 EFL teams. Only Watford and Bournemouth are exempt from the first round, which takes place on or around September 5th. There was no seeding in the draw, although the first-round is split into north and south sections, which helps smaller clubs with travel and throws up some local derbies too.

The pick of the Northern section for L1 and L2 clubs sees recently relegated Hull City take on Sunderland, Derby host EFL newcomers Barrow, and a tasty clash between League Two titles hopefuls Bolton and Bradford. In the southern section, Newport County will host Swansea in an exciting all-Welsh clash, whilst Gillingham and Southend promises to be a lively affair too.

You can find the draw in full below but, before you do, why not have a go at our League Cup quiz to see how much you recall about tournaments of the past.

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Who was the last League Two club to make the EFL Trophy Final?

Northern section

Tranmere Rovers vs Harrogate Town

Crewe Alexandra vs Lincoln City

Walsall vs Sheffield Wednesday

Rochdale vs Huddersfield Town

Preston North End vs Mansfield Town

Bolton Wanderers vs Bradford City

Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Rovers

Stoke City vs Blackpool

Fleetwood Town vs Wigan Athletic

Grimsby Town vs Morecambe

Middlesbrough vs Shrewsbury Town

Derby County vs Barrow

Scunthorpe United vs Port Vale

Sunderland vs Hull City

Burton Albion vs Accrington Stanley

Salford City vs Rotherham United

Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest

Oldham Athletic vs Carlisle United

Southern section

Bristol City vs Exeter City

Plymouth Argyle vs Queens Park Rangers

Swindon Town vs Charlton Athletic

Forest Green Rovers vs Leyton Orient

MK Dons vs Coventry City

Crawley Town vs Millwall

Stevenage vs Portsmouth

Peterborough vs Cheltenham Town

Brentford vs Wycombe Wanderers

Northampton Town vs Cardiff City

Luton Town vs Norwich City

Birmingham City vs Cambridge United

Newport County vs Swansea City

Oxford United vs AFC Wimbledon

Reading vs Colchester United

Gillingham vs Southend United

Ipswich Town vs Bristol Rovers

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