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EFL Cup 2018-2019 - Official broadcast guide

Official broadcast guide for EFL Cup 2018-19: fixtures time, dates, TV and streaming schedule

August 7, 2018 By Oscar Rojas
The 59th edition of the League Cup will give fans a chance to dream big in an FA sanctioned competition. Follow it with this detailed guide.

When does the EFL Cup start?

The EFL Cup, or Carabao Cup for commercial reasons, is set to begin on August 14. The tournament will begin with the presence of 70 clubs coming from League 2, League One and the SkyBet Championship tournament. The first round has already been drawn.

Which teams are playing in the EFL Cup? 

All 92 teams playing in any of the Football Association's professional leagues will have a chance to enter this competition, which has given fans the opportunity to see lower-tier teams making history as the rounds go by.

Who are the current champions? 

Manchester City needed two penalty shootouts to reach the tournament's final since they entered the 2017-18 EFL Cup. Pep Guardiola's team eliminated West Brom in the third round, and went on to defeat Wolverhampton and Leicester City after PK shootouts in the subsequent rounds. Then, the Citizens eliminated Bristol City in the semi-finals and went on to beat Arsenal in the tournament's final, which was held at Wembley Stadium on February 25th.

What are the key fixtures of the EFL Cup? 

With each round being drawn once all games from the previous round have concluded, the dates when the games are supposed to be played are as follows:

First Round: August 14-16

Second Round: Week starting on August 27

Third Round: Week starting on September 24

Fourth Round: Week starting on October 29

Quarter finals: Week starting on December 3

Semi-finals: First leg: Week starting on January 7, 2019. Second leg: Week starting on January 21, 2019

EFL Cup Final: Sunday, February 24, 2019.

What are the EFL Cup broadcasting channels? 

At the time this article was published, the following networks have confirmed TV rights to broadcast the EFL Cup:

United Kingdom: Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event

United States: ESPN

Canada: Not available

Mexico: Sky Sports México

South America(excluding Brazil): ESPN Cono Sur.

For full EFL Cup broadcasting rights by country, visit the competitions' page.

How to watch EFL Cup on TV 

The following TV networks have confirmed broadcasting rights for the 2018-19 EFL Cup.

United Kingdom: Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Main Event

United States: ESPN

Canada: Not available

Mexico: Sky Sports México

South America(excluding Brazil): ESPN Cono Sur.

How to watch EFL Cup in streaming online

The following streaming services have confirmed broadcasting rights for the 2018-19 EFL Cup.

United Kingdom: Sky Go UK, Sky Go Extra, NOW TV.

United States: ESPN+, Watch ESPN.

Canada: DAZN Canada.

Mexico: Blue To Go Video Everywhere.

South America(excluding Brazil): ESPN Play Sur.

How to watch EFL Cup on demand

The following on-demand services will have the 2018-19 EFL Cup available.

United Kingdom: Sky Go UK.

United States: Watch ESPN.

Canada: DAZN Canada.

Mexico: Blue To Go Video Everywhere.

South America(excluding Brazil): ESPN Play Sur.

 

 


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