UEFA has named the confirmed teams that could face West Ham ahead of the impending Europa Conference League draw.

West Ham became the first club to win all six group games in the fledgling history of Europe’s third tier competition when they beat FCSB 3-0 on Thursday night.

The Hammers had already secured their place in the last 16 by winning Group B the week before with victory over SIlkeborg.

David Moyes’ side have actually won all eight of their European games this season including the two-legged qualifier against Viborg before the group stages.

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As they were in the Europa League when they made the semi-finals last season, West Ham are one the favourites to win the Conference League.

That is a very realistic aim given West Ham’s squad and the fact they are one of the biggest sides in the competition.

West Ham will play their last 16 match over two legs in March.

But before then all eyes turn to who they might face.

The eight teams who finished second in the Conference League groups will take on a Europa League dropout – teams finishing third in that competition – over two legs in February.

Now UEFA has named the confirmed teams that could face West Ham ahead of the Europa Conference League draw.

European football’s governing body has confirmed the 2022/23 Europa Conference League knockout round play-off draw will take place from 1pm on Monday (7 November) at the House of European Football in Nyon, Switzerland.

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Confirmed: UEFA names teams that could face West Ham ahead of Europa Conference League draw

And UEFA has confirmed the eight Conference League runners-up and the eight Europa dropouts.

The draw on Monday will decide which runner-up plays which dropout for the right to face the likes of West Ham in March.

The Conference League runners-up are Basel, CFR Cluj, Gent, Dnipro-1, Partizan, Lech Poznan, Anderlecht and Fiorentina.

They will be drawn to play against one of the Europa League dropouts, who are: Bodø/Glimt, AEK Larnaca, Ludogorets, Braga, Sheriff, Lazio, Qarabag FK and Trabzonspor.

Monday’s draw will decide the play-off round fixtures.

The eight runners-up from the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage will be seeded; the eight third-placed teams from the UEFA Europa League group stage are unseeded.

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Clubs from the same association cannot be drawn against each other. Further restrictions will be announced before the draw.

West Ham will then find out their last 16 opponents when the draw is made on February 24.

Winning the Conference League would also guarantee West Ham European football for a third successive season as they would automatically qualify for the Europa League for the 2023/24 campaign.


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