West Ham face a Final medals problem


West Ham face a dilemma as to who should receive a medal

If West Ham are victorious against Fiorentina and win the competition, they would face a tricky decision in terms of who is given a winners medal, or in the event of defeat who would be given a runners-up medal.

As per the laws of UEFA , both finalists will be handed 40 medals and it is up to the discretion of the club as to which of those players one is awarded.

West Ham have used 32 different players across their 14 matches in Europe, having first entered the competition in the play-off qualifying round in August against Danish side Viborg.

The list includes centre-back Craig Dawson and right-back Harrison Ashby, who have since left the club permanently to join Premier League rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newcastle United respectively.

However, first-choice goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski has not made a single European appearance this season, with Alphonse Areola playing every minute so far in Europe. Like Fabianski, third-choice goalkeeper Joseph Anang, who has been in the senior squad since returning on loan from Derby County in January, has also not played in Europe, despite featuring on the bench.

Of those 40 medals, some are likely to go members of the club’s coaching staff as well, potentially handing West Ham a dilemma in terms of which players and staff are given winners/runners-up medals to after the final.

Players to have played in the Europa Conference League this season :

Goalkeepers: Alphonse Areola

Defenders: Vladimir Coufal, Ben Johnson, Thilo Kehrer, Harrison Ashby, Kurt Zouma, Nayef Aguerd, Angelo Ogbonna, Kaelan Casey, Craig Dawson, Levi Laing, Aaron Cresswell, Emerson, Ollie Scarles

Midfielders: Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, , Flynn Downes, Lucas Paqueta  Manuel Lanzini, Conor Coventry, Jarrod Bowen, Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals, Maxwel Cornet, Armstrong Okoflex, Freddie Potts, Kamarai Swyer, Keenan Appiah–Forson

Forwards: Michail Antonio, Gianluca Scamacca, Danny Ings, Divin Mubama

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  • Martin61 says:

    If that is the biggest problem the club faces, let’s hope it is a problem they face with winning medals COYI 🤞🤞⚒️⚒️

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