The 34 clubs from professional football competitions participating in the 2022/23 edition of the League Cup will today be distributed among the eight groups of the first phase of the competition.
The 16th edition of the competition will start during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will be played between November 21 and December 18.
The first phase of the League Cup is scheduled between 18 November and 17 December, followed by the quarter-finals, one leg, between 20 and 23 December, and the “final four”, in Leiria, from 24 January 28, 2023.
Today’s draw, scheduled for 12:00, at the headquarters of the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP), the 34 participants – all from the two main competitions except the B teams of Benfica and FC Porto – will meet their opponents in the first phase.
The clubs will be divided into eight groups, six of four teams and two of five, with the winners advancing to the “quarters”.
Benfica is the record holder of triumphs in the competition, with seven, three more than Sporting, who won the last two editions, in a history that also counts with Sporting de Braga, with two titles, Moreirense and Vitória de Setúbal, with one each .