The Carabao Cup, also known as the League Cup or EFL Cup, is the first major trophy awarded in the English football season and one of the three major domestic titles in England along with the Premier League and FA Cup. . either chelsea or liverpool will hoist the 2022 prize when they play on feb. 27 endings.
In addition to the trophies, the winner is also guaranteed a spot in next season’s playoff round of the Europa Conference League, one of Europe’s top three club competitions. If the winner has already secured a spot in the Champions League or Europa League, which is likely the case with Chelsea and Liverpool barring an epic collapse in the top league, this spot will go to the next team in the top league standings.
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manchester city was the previous holder of the trophy, having won it for four consecutive seasons and six of the last eight. But the Citizens will deliver the silver medal in 2022 after suffering elimination in the round of 16 against West Ham.
A total of 92 clubs from the top four divisions of English football compete for the Carabao Cup: Premier League (20 teams), Championship (22), League One (24) and League Two (24). English Premier League clubs joined in the second round, and Premier League teams participating in European competition joined in the third round.
carabao cup final
The first edition of the Carabao Cup was held in the 1960-1961 season and the trophy has been awarded 61 years in a row. man city (8) and liverpool (8) share the all-time lead in most titles. The last time a team outside the top tier won the trophy was Sheffield Wednesday, when they defeated Manchester United in the 1991 final.
how to see the carabao cup
- dates: July 31, 2021 to Feb. January 27, 2022
- TV channels: none
- broadcast: espn+
espn exclusively broadcasts the carabao cup in the usa. uu. through its streaming platform, espn+, and all matches beginning with the round of 16 were available to stream. selected matches from the third round were also broadcast.
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why is it called a carabao glass?
carabao is an energy drink produced in thailand and distributed worldwide, and became the main sponsor of the competition starting from the 2017-18 edition.
Since its inception, the tournament was popularly known as the league cup because all the teams that played in the English football leagues participated in it. that explains the often-used nickname “efl cup” where efl stands for “english football league”.
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The tournament was played in a single-game knockout format, except for the semi-finals, which were decided in a two-leg aggregate goals series.
- first round: Tuesday/Wednesday, Aug. 10/11
- Round 2: Tuesday/Wednesday, Aug. 24/25
- round three (round of 32): Tuesday/Wednesday, Sept. 21/22
- round four (round of 16): Tuesday/Wednesday, Oct. 26/27
- Quarterfinals: Tuesday/Wednesday, Dec. 21/22
- semi-finals, stage 1: Wed, Jan. 5 & Thursday, Jan. 13
- semi-finals, stage 2: Wednesday, Jan. 12 & Thursday, Jan. 20
- end: Sun, Feb. 27
results from previous rounds below. home teams are listed first and winners in bold.
carabao cup results 2021-22
Teams from the lower divisions are indicated in parentheses: ch = championship (second level), l1 = league one (third level), l2 = league two (fourth level).
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