Carabao Cup 2022/23 schedule: draw, results, dates, times, TV channel and live streams for each round until the final
A total of 92 clubs will battle to succeed Liverpool as winners of the 2022/23 Carabao Cup, also known as the League Cup or EFL Cup, which is the first major domestic cup trophy awarded each year in England.
Liverpool beat Chelsea in the final of the 2021/22 edition after a memorable penalty shoot-out decided the clash between the two Premier League heavyweights. Liverpool defeated Norwich City (3rd round), Preston North End (4th round), Leicester City (quarter-final) and Arsenal (semi-final) en route to the title.
The 92 clubs taking part in the tournament come from the top four tiers of English football: Premier League (20 clubs), Championship (24 clubs), League One (24) and League Two (24).
The 13 Premier League clubs not involved in European Cup competitions join in the 2nd round, and the remaining seven teams enter in the 3rd round.
- 1st round: August 9-11
- 2nd round: August 23-25
- 3rd Round (Rd of 32): November 8-10
- 4th Round (Rd of 16): December 20-22
- Quarter-finals: January 10-12
- Semi-finals: Jan 24-26 (Stage 1), Jan 31-Feb 2 (Step 2)
- Final: Sun 26 February
Each round is knockout with the exception of the semi-finals, which are played over two legs (no away decisive goal). There is no extra time until and including the quarter-finals, with level matches after 90 minutes going straight to penalties.
However, extensions will be in effect for the second leg semi-finals and the final, if necessary.
The final is traditionally held at Wembley Stadium in London.
Carabao Cup 2nd round draw
We are already looking forward to the Carabao Cup 2nd round draw to be held on Sky Sports following the conclusion of Sheffield Wednesday’s 1st round match against Sunderland on Wednesday August 10.
Depending on whether or not the match goes to a penalty shootout, the draw will take place between 9:45 p.m. BST (4:45 p.m. ET) and 10:00 p.m. BST (5:00 p.m. ET).
The 35 first-round winners will be joined by the 13 Premier League clubs not engaged in European competition and the two relegated Premier League clubs who finished 18th (Burnley) and 19th (Watford) last season.
Here are the 43 clubs qualified for the 2nd round so far:
|Number of clubs||Qualified Clubs|
|Prem. League||13||Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Brighton, Crystal Palace, Everton, Fulham, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nott’m Forest, Southampton, Wolves|
|Championship||4||Burnley, Norwich City, Preston North End, Watford|
|League 1||14||Bolton, Cambridge, Charlton, Derby, Exeter, Fleetwood, Forest Green, Lincoln City, MK Dons, Morecambe, Oxford, Portsmouth, Shrewsbury, Wycombe|
|league two||12||Barrow, Bradford, Colchester, Crawley, Gillingham, Grimsby, Newport, Rochdale, Stevenage, Stockport, Tranmere, Walsall|
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Results of the 1st round of the Carabao Cup
It was a disastrous 1st round for clubs in the Championship, with 12 of the 14 teams in action so far suffering instant elimination from the knockout tournament.
And two more will fall in the remaining fixtures given the two All-League battles on the schedule.
It is guaranteed that the third tier Ligue 1 and the fourth tier Ligue 2 will have more representatives in the 2nd round than in the championship.
MORE: Recap of the most notable Carabao Cup first round matches
|Date||Match||Time / Highlights|
|Tue Aug 2||Cambridge United 1, Millwall 0||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Shrewsbury 3, Carlisle 2||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Blackpool 0, Wheelbarrow 0
(Barrow advances 4-3 pens)
|Tue Aug 9||Accrington Stanley 2, Tranmere 2
(Tranmere leads 12-11 on Pens)
|Tue Aug 9||AFC Wimbledon 0, Gillingham 2||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Town of Northampton 1, Wycombe 2||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Oxford United 2, Swansea 2
(Oxford lead 5-3 on Pens)
|Tue Aug 9||Rochedale 2, Burton 0||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Chelsea 0, City of Exeter seven||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Charlton 1 Queens Park Rangers 1
(Charlton leads 5-3 at pens)
|Tue Aug 9||Morecambe 0, Stoke City 0
(Morecambe leads 5-3 at pens)
|Tue Aug 9||Town of Mansfield 1, Derby County 2||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||City of Bradford 2, City of Hull 1||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Town of Crawley 1, Bristol Rovers 0||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Hudderfield 1, North end of Preston 4||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Town of Ipswich 0, Colchester 1||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Town of Grimsby 4, Crewe Alexandra 0||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Wanderers of Bolton 5, City of Salford 1||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||City of Norwich 2, Birmingham City 2
(Norwich lead 4-2 at pens)
|Tue Aug 9||City of Harrogate 0, Stockport 1|
|Tue Aug 9||Doncaster 0, City of Lincoln 3||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Town of Luton 2, Newport County 3||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||MK donations 1, Sutton United 0||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||green forest 2, Leyton East 0||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Fleetwood 1, Wigan Athletic 0||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||City of Cardiff 0, Portsmouth 3||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Wallsall 2, town of Swindon 0||STRONG POINTS|
|Tue Aug 9||Reading 1, Stevenage 2|
|Wed 10 Aug||Coventry City v Bristol City||7:45 p.m. BST / 2:45 p.m. ET|
|Wed 10 Aug||Blackburn v Hartlepool||7:45 p.m. BST / 2:45 p.m. ET|
|Wed 10 Aug||Plymouth Argyle v Peterborough||7:45 p.m. BST / 2:45 p.m. ET|
|Wed 10 Aug||Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland||7:45 p.m. BST / 2:45 p.m. ET|
|Wed 10 Aug||Port Vale v Rotherham||7:45 p.m. BST / 2:45 p.m. ET|
|Wed 10 Aug||Middlesbrough v Barnsley||7:45 p.m. BST / 2:45 p.m. ET|
|Thu 11 August||West Brom v Sheffield United||8:00 p.m. BST / 3:00 p.m. ET|
Carabao Cup TV Channel, Live Streams 2022/23
|TV channel||sky sports||—||—||be in sports|
|Diffusion||Sky Go, NOW TV||ESPN+||DAZN||beIN Connect, Kayo Sports|
UK: Sky Sports is the exclusive broadcaster of the Carabao Cup in the UK.
UNITED STATES: The ESPN ESPN+ streaming platform is the home of the Carabao Cup in the United States. Select matches from the early rounds are available to stream, followed by all matches from the round of 16 to the final.
Canada: DAZN owns the rights to broadcast the Carabao Cup in Canada with select matches airing from the early rounds.
Australia: The Carabao Cup broadcaster for fans in Australia is beIN Sports.
Why is it called Carabao Cup?
The knockout tournament has long been known as the Ligue’s cup Where EFL Cup since it is organized by the English Football League consisting of the second tier Championship, the third tier League 1 and the fourth tier League 2.
Starting in the 1990s, sponsors began to attach their name to this tournament and the names of the sponsors spread: Coca-Cola Cup, Worthington’s Cup and Carling Cup.
The latest sponsor is Thai energy drink company Carabao, who bought the title rights to the knockout tournament from the 2017/18 edition, leading to the use of the Carabao Cup nickname.