Andorra trip for Irons and Lusitans lowdown

europa-league-1418338658WEST Ham face a trip to Andorra on July 2 when they face FC Lusitans who finished as runners-up in their Primera League last season.

Founded in 1999 and made up mainly of Poruguese players – they  played for the first time in the Campionat de Lliga in 2000–2001, after winning the Second Division championship.

In 2001–2002 they won its first title, the Copa Constitucioafter winning 2–0 in the final against Inter Cub d’Escaldes.

The club played its first t European matches in the 2010-11 Uefa Europa League where they were eliminated 11-0 on aggregate by Macedonian club Rabotnicki.

In the following season’s tournament, they were beaten at the same stage by Croatianoutfit Varazdin  6-1 on aggregate.

Since their promotion to the top division they have not been relegated, and won their first title in 2012. This qualified the club to the 2013 ChampionsLeague  where they were knocked out 9-1 on aggregate in the first qualifying round by Maltese champions Valletta.

They won their second league title in 213 qualifying for the 2013-14 Champions League where they were drawn to play EB/Streymur of the Faroe Islands. In the first leg they drew 2–2 despite winning 2–0 and missing a penalty to go 3–0, in the second leg they lost 5–1, losing 7–3 on aggregate


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13 comments on “Andorra trip for Irons and Lusitans lowdown

  1. the nearest major airport seams to be Barcelona so the weather should be great but the official stadium capacity looks to be 899 so good luck getting a ticket

    • I wonder if its got changing rooms lol

      • Opened: 2001
        Capacity: 899
        Surface: artificial turf

        anyone who wants to travel should be able to stand on one of the 3 sides without a stand, I just google mapped it and its basically a training ground…

    • Irony: West ham fans chanting ‘Barcelona, we’re coming for you’

  2. Our lads think they’re good but can they handle a tough trip to Andorra on a hot Thursday night lol

  3. Lol,i wonder which of our players will be the first to tell us we should ‘wary of them’ or build them up like we are playing Real Madrid 😉

    • Haha yeah there are no easy games in this competition and we’ll go looking for a clean sheet. Anyone who says any of this hippo mantra goes straight on the transfer list lol

  4. It is going to be an absolute Andorran Stats fest on wetpants today,lol 😉

    • They’ve already criticised the flights and ground with one suggestion we’ll play the first leg in Portugal lol

      • Lol,yeah i noticed.They are in an Andorran frenzy,like sharks at feeding time.The dribbles are running down the legs big style 😉

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