The Carabao Cup returns for its 63rd season in 2022-23 as 92 teams from the English football pyramid battle it out for silverware.
Liverpool are defending champions and will have designs on retaining the trophy, but they will face plenty of competition too. Clubs from the Premier League down to League One take part in the competition, which begins in August and concludes in February.
GOAL has all the details about the 2022-23 edition, including draw information, fixtures, dates, results and more.
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Carabao Cup first round draw
The first round of the Carabao Cup is divided into two sections: north and south.
Twenty-two teams from Championship are joined by 24 teams from League One and 24 teams from League Two. Games will be played on the week commencing August 8.
Fixtures chosen for live TV broadcast were: Bradford City and Hull City and Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland. Those games are being shown live on Sky Sports.
The draw was conducted by Clinton Morrison and Michael Dawson.
Bradford City vs Hull City
Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland
Blackburn Rovers vs Hartlepool
Harrogate vs Stockport
Bolton vs Salford
Morecambe vs Stoke
Blackpool vs Barrow
West Brom vs Sheffield Utd
Grimsby vs Crewe
Mansfield vs Derby
Accrington Stanley vs Tranmere
Middlesbrough vs Barnsley
Rochdale vs Burton
Doncaster vs Lincoln
Shrewsbury vs Carlisle United
Huddersfield vs Preston
Port Vale vs Rotherham
Fleetwood Town vs Wigan
Norwich vs Birmingham
Coventry vs Bristol City
Northampton vs Wycombe
Cardiff vs Portsmouth
Charlton vs QPR
Crawley vs Bristol Rovers
Walsall vs Swindon
Ipswich vs Colchester
Luton vs Newport
Reading vs Stevenage
Plymouth vs Peterborough
Wimbledon vs Gillingham
Cheltenham vs Exeter
MK Dons vs Sutton United
Forest Green Rovers vs Leyton Orient
Cambridge United vs Millwall
Oxford United vs Swansea City
Carabao Cup TV channel & live stream
Sky Sports has the rights to broadcast Carabao Cup games in the UK. Matches are usually shown on Sky Sports Football and available to stream live online using the Sky Go facility.
In the U.S., Carabao Cup games are broadcast on the ESPN network.
When is the Carabao Cup 2022-23 final?
The 2022-23 Carabao Cup final is scheduled for Sunday February 26, 2023.
It will be held at Wembley Stadium, London, which is the traditional venue for national cup finals in England.
Carabao Cup 2022-23 dates
The 2022-23 Carabao Cup kicks off on the week commencing August 8, 2022 and will conclude on February 26, 2023.
You can see the complete round dates and number of games in the table below.
w/c August 8
w/c August 22
w/c November 7
w/c December 19
w/c January 9
4 (2 legs)
w/c January 23 / 30
February 26, 2023
Who won the Carabao Cup last season?
Liverpool won the Carabao Cup in 2021-22. The Reds defeated Chelsea 11-10 on penalties after the game finished 0-0 in regulation and extra time.
Jurgen Klopp's side clinched silverware after Caoimhin Kelleher scored their 11th spot kick and Kepa Arrizabalaga missed Chelsea's 11th penalty.
The victory sealed Liverpool's ninth League Cup trophy, making them the single most successful team in the history of the competition.