West Ham face sudden Europa League ban if Daniel Kretinsky completes full takeover


UEFA has a set of rules which dictate which club would be banned from Europe and it may not be a good sign West Ham, as Sparta would be favourites to meet a strict criteria, giving them the edge over the Hammers.

Given that Sparta arguably have more of a chance of qualifying for the Champions League than West Ham in the majority of seasons, it could mean that the Hammers are the one to miss out.

UEFA state that if two or more clubs fail to meet the criteria aimed at ensuring the integrity of the competition, only one of them may be admitted to a UEFA club competition, and if both qualify for the Europa League again, it is likely Sparta would have finished higher in their domestic league, giving them the edge in the dispute.

For example, West Ham could finish fourth, but if Prague won the Czech League then the Hammers could miss out despite an almighty run in the Premier League.


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