Hammers News has an important reminder for West Ham fans about their UEFA ban after the Europa League draw.

West Ham fans are proudly belting out ‘champions of Europe’ at every game and rightly so.

That special night in Prague, when West Ham ended a 43-year major trophy drought by lifting the Europa Conference League, will live long in the memory.

But some fans may have forgotten about the ban handed down by UEFA in the aftermath.

West Ham’s triumph secured a third consecutive European campaign for the club as they return to the Europa League.

ACF Fiorentina v West Ham United FC - UEFA Europa Conference League Final 2022/23
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The draw has been made in Monaco this afternoon. Sporting director Mark Noble was in attendance as West Ham were the first name drawn for Group A.

The Hammers will face Greek side Olympiacos, Germans Freiburg and Serbia’s FK TSC Backa Topola.

UEFA will announce the fixture schedule by Saturday morning.

But here’s an important reminder to West Ham fans about the UEFA ban after the Europa League draw.

The Conference League final was interrupted by the behaviour of a small minority of fans in the West Ham end as Fiorentina skipper Cristiano Biraghi was hit with an object causing his head to gush with blood.

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Fiorentina and Biraghi called on UEFA to punish the Hammers. And they did – hitting West Ham with a caveated fan ban and a £50k fine.

European football’s governing body confirmed West Ham fans will be banned from travelling to two away matches on the continent in this season’s Europa League. BUT the second away game ban is suspended for two years. Which essentially means it will sit on file and should there be any further incidents, it will be activated.

It means no West Ham fans will be present for West Ham’s first away match in next season’s Europa League group stages – which will be confirmed on Saturday morning at the latest.

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