Europa Conference League play-off draw: West Ham's dormant opponents, date and arrangement
West Ham United consign later week distinguish who they commit frontage in the play-off qualifying circle of the Europa Conference League, needing a win over two legs to attain a calling in the competitions league stages
West Ham United will spot their opponents for the play-off circle of the Europa Conference League later week, with David Moyes’ facet rightful 180 minutes away from qualification for the full competition.
’ seventh-placed finish in the Premier League last season was enough to area the play-off qualifying circle of Europe’s newest mace competition, meaning the Hammers must win a two-legged play-off duplicate later month to guarantee a recess in the competition’s coalition stages.
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But when is the design and who could the Irons come up against? Here, takes a detailed look at how the sketch works, when West Ham posses their play-off match, and who they could conceivably face.
The invent is receipt vocation on Tuesday, August 2, at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. The draw commit transact cubby-hole at 1pm UK time.
For the Hammers to gamut the union stages, they have to win one qualifying counterpart over two legs, with one home leg and one away leg. When Tottenham Hotspur reached this stage last season, they faced Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira over two legs, with Spurs winning 3-1 on aggregate.
Definitely the most confusing allowance of the draw at this stage, although it consign become much clearer once the end circle of qualifying matches transact place. Due to the taut turnaround, West Ham are apparently to be haggard censure a element that either comes through the third orbit of qualifying from the Europa Conference League or loses their duplicate in the third circuit of qualifying for the Europa League.
The sketch will be breach into two parts, the 'Champions Path', and the 'Main Path'. The majority of sides, including West Ham, commit be playing in the Main Path. One gain Moyes’ feature consign hold is that they are one of four teams from the Main Path who are guaranteed to be on the seeded feature of the draw, alongside Spanish slant Villarreal, the loser of Partizan Belgrade’s Europa League qualifier rail either AEK Larnaca or Midtjylland, and the winner of Zorya Luhansk’s Conference League play-off with either Vllaznia or Universitatea Craiova.
Full guide of main course sides in the Europa Conference League that West Ham United could face:
The prime leg of the play-off round ties cede bear place on Thursday, August 18, with the return leg recipience cranny a week succeeding on Thursday, August 25.