Carabao Cup draw to be held at 04:15 BST - in China

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 21, 2017

A Football League statement said: "The draw will take place from approximately 11:15am local time, 4:15am BST and can be followed live on the EFL's Carabao Cup twitter feed".

That's because the EFL have announced that the draw will take place in Beijing, China, at 4:15am United Kingdom time.

Thirty-two clubs are involved in round three, with the seven Premier League sides who qualified for UEFA European competitions entering the draw, including last season's winners Manchester United.

Of course, the draw for the first round was conducted in Thailand and ultimately saw Charlton Atheltic given the nigh-on impossible task of having to play both away against Exeter City and home to Cheltenham Town simultaneously...

The third-round games will take place the week commencing September 18, but EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey will face further questions regarding future rounds, with Carabao's sponsorship set to run until 2020.

It's fair to say that the League Cup, in it's inaugural season in the hands of new sponsors Carabao, has been nothing short of a farce - particularly on the administrative side of things.

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