Plymouth manager Carl Fletcher is pleased with the draw for Round One of the Capital One Cup.
The Pilgrims will host League One Portsmouth in the tie which will be played in the week commencing August 13, before the 2012/13 season get underway.
Fletcher told the club's official website: "It's a fairly close tie in terms of geography and I hope Portsmouth bring a lot of fans down as they have got a good away support like we have, and, being a seaside town, we've got a lot of similarities, especially with the two dockyards and everything.
"So it should be a good game. Portsmouth have been through a lot of troubles like we have money wise but their manager seems to be doing a great job so we are looking forward to it.
"It will be the first game after pre-season and we will be ready and raring to go.
"In all the pre-seasons that I have done, the games are what you're waiting for, so when it comes around, it will be great for everyone involved and hopefully we can start the season with a bang."