Full sports: All the nagging questions about EFL cup/ carabao cup answered

THE Carabao Cup (formerly known as the League Cup) is back.
Matches in the domestic cup competition are SINGLE-LEGGED up to the semi-final stage, meaning that the tie goes to extra-time and then penalties if the score is still drawn after 90 mins.
Manchester United won the competition last season
The final was two-legged from 1961 to 1966, but has been single-legged ever since.

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Do Carabao Cup ties go to extra-time and penalties?


Yes.
If the match is drawn after 90 minutes the tie will go to extra-time and then penalties.
League Cup fixtures do not go to replays right up until the semi-final stage.
The final was two-legged from 1961 to 1966, but has been single-legged ever since.

Will the Carabao Cup use ABBA penalties this season?
Yes they will.

This season, there will also be the addition of ABBA penalties for drawn ties if it goes past extra-time.

What is the ABBA penalty shootout?

Uefa and Fifa are examining a new ABBA system, as an alternative to the current ABAB.
That basically means the order of penalties taken in a shootout will be similar to the serve in a tennis tie-break.
So, rather than one team taking first and the other following, the idea is that one team takes a penalty, followed by the opposition taking two penalties.
Chelsea were beaten by Arsenal in the Community Shield on the ABBA pens
Each team then alternates in taking two penalties until a result is achieved.
The idea behind the change is to take away the unfair disadvantage the team that takes the second penalty supposedly has when they have to kick to stay in the game.
Which competitions will the system be used this season?
The EFL announced that ABBA penalties will be trialled across all its competitions.
That means that the League Cup and Checkatrade Trophy will both be using the system.
And ABBA penalties could also decide which teams get promoted as they will be used in the EFL playoffs.
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