The Carabao Cup final originally scheduled for Sunday, 28th February 2021, has been delayed by two months till 25 April 2021, as the English Football League feared that the pandemic restrictions could cause the final to be played with few people in attendance on the initially scheduled date.
The League Cup, currently known as Carabao Cup, is in its quarter-finals ‘knockout’ stage, with big clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham still in contention
The last stage of the Quarter-Finals is to be played on Wednesday, 23 December. The final will now take place on Sunday, 25 April 2021, with a 4 pm kick-off time.
The English Football League (EFL) confirmed this in a statement released on its website saying:
- “This season’s Carabao Cup Final has been rescheduled and will now take place on Sunday 25 April 2021, with a 4pm kick-off. It is the objective of the League to stage the Final with as many supporters in attendance as possible and the decision has therefore been taken to move the Final from its original date of Sunday 28 February 2021 to later in the year.
- “The number of fans permitted will be dependent on Government guidance in place at the time and it is hoped that moving the date to later in the year will give Clubs and their fans the best opportunity to attend in person. The competition is set to continue this week, with the Quarter-Finals to be played across Tuesday 22 December and Wednesday 23 December, with all four games live on Sky Sports.”