Viborg FF v West Ham United
UEFA Europa Conference League second leg play-off round, Energi Viborg Arena, Thursday 25 August, 19:00 CEST (18:00 BST)
West Ham United continue their quest for a place in the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage with a play-off second leg against Viborg FF on Thursday night.
David Moyes’ side arrive in Denmark 3-1 in the first leg at the London Stadium, thanks to goals from Gianluca Scamacca, Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio, while Jacob Bonde scored for Viborg.
The Hammers are in Europe for the second consecutive season, having reached the UEFA Europa League semi-finals last season, and hopes are high that the east Londoners can stage another extended continental challenge in 2022 /23.
West Ham enter at this stage, while Viborg have already beaten Lithuanian opponents Sūduva (2-0 on aggregate) and Faroese Cup winners B36 Tórshavn (5-1 on aggregate) to set up their meeting with the Irons.
A 1,100-man Claret and Blue army will descend on the 9,600-capacity Energi Viborg Arena in Viborg on Thursday evening, with a capacity crowd and a lively atmosphere expected.
If Viborg wins by two goals and the level of finish is tied on aggregate, extra time will be played. If the scores remain tied, a penalty shootout will take place. There are NO away goals in the UEFA Conference League this season.
There will also be NO goal-line technology or VAR in operation at the Energi Viborg Stadium on Thursday night.
If they win on aggregate or on penalties, we will join 21 other winners of the UECL play-off round and ten clubs eliminated from the Europa League play-off round in the group stage. There we will face three opponents from the group stage home and away. The group stage draw will take place in Istanbul on Friday afternoon.
The UECL final will take place at the Fortuna Arena in Slavia Prague in the Czech Republic on June 7 next year.
Our allocation of 1,100 tickets is sold out for Claret and Armée Bleue.
Tickets are on general sale for our Premier League home matches with Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United, and on sale to bondholders, Claret members, season ticket holders now and, from 3pm on Wednesday August 24, on general sale.
How to follow…
Thursday’s encounter will be broadcast live in the UK by Premier Sports. More information on how to watch can be found by click here.
You can also follow the action via our live blog at whufc.com and our app and on our social media. We’ll also have highlights and an exclusive reaction for you after the final whistle.