Who West Ham may face in the Conference League

The UEFA Conference League could  be our option next season.

The Hammers face Brighton on the final day and have already guaranteed their qualification to the third-tier UEFA competition, but their final finish is up in the air.

If the Irons beat Brighton and Manchester United lose to Crystal Palace, David Moyes’ side can finish sixth and that would mean qualification for the Europa League.

The Conference League is still going on this season, with Roma set to play Feyenoord in the final.

Thus far, a variety of clubs have qualified for the Conference League.

The first qualifying round has 51 confirmed teams at this stage, with teams from countries such as Wales, Albania, Gibraltar, and San Marino all going into the hat.

In the second round, there are 38 teams with some more recognisable names such as Young Boys, Basel, Motherwell, PAOK and Slavia Prague.

FC Twente, Anderlecht, Dundee United, Zorya Luhansk and Lugano have qualified for the third qualifying round, while FC Koln, from the Bundesliga, are in the play-offs.

One club from each of England, Spain, Italy and France will qualify, while there will also be seven Europa League third-qualifying round losers who will enter at this point of the competition.

West Ham would enter the competition at the play-off round.


About Dave Langton

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3 comments on “Who West Ham may face in the Conference League

  1. West Ham will need to beat Brighton for sure, but a point for Man United at Selhurst Park will see us finish above them in 6th place on a considerable goal difference.
    So who will we be up against in the Europa League, Dave?

  2. Spurs played Pacos de Ferreira from Portugal who finished 7th. Not the easy game one would of expected. So no easy ride. It could actually be Villareal who finished 7th in Spain.We could also get someone Hearts or Anderlect. It’s not the Mickey Mouse tournament some think.Still I’d rather be in the EL group stage starting in September

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