At long last we know who we’ll be playing in the first qualifying round of the Premier League, and it’s a trip to Andorra to face FC Lusitans.
Having snuck in to the competition via the Fair Play league we’ve now got a long and journey ahead before reaching the group stages of the competition.
Our season officially begins on July 2 with the first leg, which will be away, the second leg at the Boleyn Ground will be on July 9.
FC Lusitan’s ground has a capacity of just 899, which means they’ll probably have one hell of a shock when our lot turn up in full voice in just a couple of weeks’ time.
Slaven Bilic’s players returned to training today as they begin pre-season earlier than most and he’s got just under two weeks to prepare his players for what is sure to be a very long, but hopefully successful, final season at the Boleyn Ground.
Here’s how the fans reacted to West Ham’s first draw in a European competition since 2006…
— West Ham United FC (@whufc_official) June 22, 2015
This is the ground we will play at: pic.twitter.com/yHAJstYtAD
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) June 22, 2015
Our opponents in the first round of the Europa Cup are FC Lusitans (Andorra) We are away in the first leg. dg Go to http://t.co/W2wbaCCNgh
— David Gold (@davidgold) June 22, 2015
There ground hold 1000 people ahahaha
— Danny Cranston (@DannyCranston13) June 22, 2015
Zero flights from London to andora on the 2nd July #whufc
— 父KIRK父 (@kirkbailey3) June 22, 2015
Not gonna lie I have never heard of them, and their stadium capacity is less than 1k
Wales played and narrowly won on that ground not too long ago. Astro turf was a bit ropey to say the least that day pic.twitter.com/9cXojPMjBG
— Brad Pinard (@Brad_Pinard) June 22, 2015
— Kiran Moodley (@kirancmoodley) June 22, 2015
— Kris Prowse (@KrisProwse182) June 22, 2015
— Umbro (@umbro) June 22, 2015
— Curt (@WaltonCurt) June 22, 2015
In all of their previous European games our opponents have scored 4 and conceded 33. So the real question is, how much will they beat us by?
— COYI (@WesthamDan16) June 22, 2015
FC Lusitans have never got past the 1st qualifying round. Here are there agg scores. They will beat us. pic.twitter.com/xc7rKdsGhs
— Jack Bowers (@JackBowers92) June 22, 2015
What a dream draw for FC Lusitans (Andorra), taking on West Ham in the 1st Qualifying Round of the Europa League
— Golden FM (@Golden_FM) June 22, 2015