UEFA Europa League Details Confirmed

Having qualified for this season’s UEFA Europa League group stages, the draw was made this morning and West Ham United will compete in Group H and face Croatian side GNK Dinamo Zagreb, as well as KRC Genk from Belgium and Austrian club SK Rapid Vienna.

The group stage will begin on Thursday 16 September, starting with the away leg of the GNK Dinamo Zagreb tie.

Thursday 30 September sees the first European night under the lights in Stratford since 2017 when SK Rapid Vienna arrive in the East End.

Just under a month later on 21 October, the Hammers begin their double-header against KRC Genk in front of their loyal fan base, with the second leg taking place on 4 November.

West Ham then make the journey to Austria for the return leg against SK Rapid Vienna, before the group stage concludes with the encounter at home to GNK Dinamo Zagreb.

The Irons have previously had two cracks at this competition but were knocked out in the qualifying rounds on both occasions.

Having firstly qualified via the Fair Play League under the stewardship of Sam Allardyce in 2015, the East Londoners then repeated the feat when Slaven Bilic took the reins from the former Bolton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers boss and led them to a seventh place finish in the Premier League the following season.