THE 2018/19 Carabao Cup gets underway on Tuesday with the football league clubs starting the tournament.
Attention has already turned to the second round cup draw where some of the Premier League clubs join – here is all you need to know.
Getty – Contributor The Carabao Cup draw got underway this week
When is the Carabao Cup second round draw?
The second round draw will take place on Thursday, August 16.
It will take place before Sunderland’s first round game against Sheffield Wednesday.
It will start at 7pm.
Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Burnley, Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea will not be included in the draw.
These teams go straight through to the third round due to Europe commitments
What TV channel is it on and can I live stream it?
The draw will be shown live on Sky Sports on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage starting from 7pm.
The draw will be overseen by presenter David Prutton while Mick McCarthy and Chris Waddle will be conducting the draw live from the Stadium of Light.
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What are the ball numbers?
Ball numbers will be made available on Wednesday, August 15.
The round two draw will see the inclusion of the 13 Premier League clubs who are not competing in European competitions. Championship sides Stoke and Swansea will also be included.
The draw remains unseeded but it will remain split in North and South regions.