Europa League

James Collins in action for West Ham on November 29, 2014
West Ham defender James Collins expecting tough test from Astra Giurgiu
West Ham defender James Collins is refusing to underestimate Astra Giurgiu ahead of Thursday's Europa League third qualifying round tie.
22:36
Guram Kashia of Vitesse Arnhem during the Pre Season Friendly match between Bolton Wanderers and Vitesse Arnhem at the Macron Stadium on August 3, 2014
Vitesse captain Guram Kashia: 'Southampton best team in Europa League draw'
Vitesse captain Guram Kashia admits that his side have been "unlucky" to draw Southampton in Europa League qualifying, but insists that they can pull off a shock.
20:32
Ernesto Valverde head coach of Athletic Bilbao during the first leg of UEFA Champions League qualifying play-offs round match between SSC Napoli and Athletic Club on August 19, 2014
Preview: Athletic Bilbao vs. Inter Baku
Sports Mole previews Thursday's Europa League third qualifying round first leg between Athletic Bilbao and Inter Baku at San Mames.
17:57
David Goodwillie of Aberdeen FC controls the ball during the UEFA Europa League third round qualifying first leg match against Real Sociedad on August 12, 2014
Preview: Kairat vs. Aberdeen
Sports Mole peers ahead to the Europa League third qualifying round first leg tie between Kazakhstani side Kairat and Scottish outfit Aberdeen.
17:33
Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United, looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between Peterborough United and West Ham United at London Road Stadium on July 11, 2015
Preview: West Ham United vs. Astra Giurgiu
Sports Mole looks ahead to the first leg of West Ham's third-round qualifier against Romanian side Astra Giurgiu in the Europa League.
15:55
Southampton players celebrate after Jason Shackell of Burnley scored an own goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Burnley at St Mary's Stadium on March 21, 2015
Preview: Southampton vs. Vitesse
Sports Mole looks ahead to the Europa League qualifier between Southampton and Eredivisie outfit Vitesse.
11:30
Jose Fonte in action for Southampton on November 1, 2014
Jose Fonte excited by Europa League challenge
Jose Fonte says that playing in the Europa League with Southampton will feel "like a dream" for him.
Jul 28, 20:32
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes jogs onto the pitch during the Pre Season Friendly match between Aberdeen and FC Twente at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2013
Derek McInnes: 'Confidence key to Europa League progress'
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes that his side will have "confidence" ahead of their Europa League tie with Kazakh outfit Kairat Almaty.
Jul 24, 20:36
Diego Poyet in action for West Ham on July 16, 2014
Diego Poyet relieved by West Ham United win over Birkirkara
Diego Poyet admits that West Ham were fortunate to beat Birkirkara on penalties in the second round of Europa League qualifying.
Jul 24, 11:20
Manager of West Ham United Slaven Bilic looks on during the pre season friendly match between Southend United and West Ham United at Roots Hall on July 18, 2015
Slaven Bilic: 'Defeat would have been embarrassing'
West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic admits that it would have been "embarrassing" had his side lost their Europa League qualifier to minnows Birkirkara.
Jul 24, 08:32
Slaven Bilic of West Ham looks on during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (first leg) match between West Ham and FC Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground on July 16, 2015
Slaven Bilic praises West Ham United's character after victory over Birkirkara
West Ham United coach Slaven Bilic praises his side's character as they scraped to a win on penalties over Birkirkara in the qualifying rounds of the Europa League.
Jul 24, 01:04
Manager of West Ham United Slaven Bilic looks on during the pre season friendly match between Southend United and West Ham United at Roots Hall on July 18, 2015
Result: West Ham United through to Europa League third qualifying round on penalties
West Ham United beat Birkirkara on penalties to book their place in the third round of qualifying for the Europa League proper.
Jul 23, 22:33
Nicky Low of Aberdeen during the Pre Season Friendly match between Aberdeen and FC Twente at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2013
Result: Aberdeen cruise into third qualifying round
Aberdeen advance into the third round of Europa League qualifiers by drawing 2-2 with Rijeka to seal a 5-2 aggregate win.
Jul 23, 21:36
Ryan Christie of Inverness controls the ball during the Scottish Premiership League Match between Motherwell and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Fir Park on August 16, 2014
Result: Inverness Caledonian Thistle exit Europa League with Astra Giurgiu stalemate
Inverness exit the Europa League in round two of qualifying after losing 1-0 on aggregate to Astra Giurgiu following a 0-0 draw on the night.
Jul 23, 20:52
Manager of West Ham United Slaven Bilic looks on during the pre season friendly match between Southend United and West Ham United at Roots Hall on July 18, 2015
Half-Time Report: Ten-man West Ham United pegged back by Birkirkara
West Ham endure a nightmare first half in their Europa League qualifier against Birkirkara, having seen their aggregate lead cancelled out before James Tomkins saw red.
Jul 23, 20:36
Winston Reid in action for West Ham on December 7, 2014
Team News: Winston Reid misses out for West Ham United
Injured defender Winston Reid joins suspended duo Diafra Sakho and Dimitri Payet in missing West Ham United's Europa League second-round qualifier against Birkirkara.
Jul 23, 19:14
New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015
Slaven Bilic backs West Ham United to progress in Europa League qualifying
Slaven Bilic backs West Ham to defeat Birkirkara in the second round of Europa League qualifying.
Jul 23, 12:35
Adrian in action for West Ham on January 1, 2014
Adrian: 'We need an early goal'
West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian believes that an early goal could be the difference ahead of the second leg of their Europa League tie with Birkirkara.
Jul 23, 04:23
Mark Noble of West Ham United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Pre Season Friendly match between Peterborough United and West Ham United at London Road Stadium on July 11, 2015
Mark Noble confident of West Ham United progress in Europa League qualifying
Mark Noble backs West Ham to see off Maltese side Birkirkara and reach the third round of Europa League qualifying.
Jul 22, 13:19
Aaron Cresswell in action for West Ham on December 28, 2014
Aaron Cresswell confident of Europa League progress
James Tomkins says that it will not be easy for West Ham United to beat Birkirkara in the second leg of their Europa League clash.
Jul 21, 22:26
Slaven Bilic, Manager of West Ham United, looks on during the Pre Season Friendly match between Peterborough United and West Ham United at London Road Stadium on July 11, 2015
Preview: Birkirkara vs. West Ham United
Sports Mole looks ahead to the second leg of the Europa League second-round qualifier between Birkirkara and West Ham in Malta.
Jul 21, 15:55
Ronald Koeman manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Leicester City at St Mary's Stadium on November 8, 2014
Ronald Koeman happy with Europa League draw
Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says that he is pleased to have been drawn against his former club Vitesse in the Europa League.
Jul 17, 18:56
Ronald Koeman, manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on August 17, 2014
Southampton to face Vitesse in Europa League tie, West Ham could play Inverness
Southampton draw Vitesse in the third qualifying round of the Europa League, while West Ham United could face Scottish side Inverness.
Jul 17, 12:23
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes jogs onto the pitch during the Pre Season Friendly match between Aberdeen and FC Twente at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2013
Derek McInnes: 'It's only half time in the tie'
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes warns that a 3-0 win over HNK Rijeka may not be enough to see the Dons into the third round of Europa League qualifying.
Jul 17, 08:48
Slaven Bilic of West Ham looks on during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (first leg) match between West Ham and FC Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground on July 16, 2015
Slaven Bilic: 'West Ham United lacked quality in win over Birkirkara'
West Ham United coach Slaven Bilic suggests that his side did not possess enough quality in their play despite securing victory against Birkirkara in the qualifying stages of the Europa League.
Jul 17, 07:59
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes jogs onto the pitch during the Pre Season Friendly match between Aberdeen and FC Twente at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2013
Result: Aberdeen stick three past Rijeka on famous night for Scottish club
Aberdeen stun Rijeka in the first leg of their Europa League second-round qualification tie by recording a historic 3-0 victory in Croatia.
Jul 16, 21:50
General view of the Caledonian Stadium, home of Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC taken prior to the Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League match between Inverness Caledonian Thistle FC and Motherwell FC at The Tulloch Stadium on May 04, 2013
Result: Constantin Budescu strike downs Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Constantin Budescu scores the only goal to ensure that Astra Giurgiu will take a 1-0 lead into the second leg of their Europa League qualifier against Inverness.
Jul 16, 21:41
James Tomkins of West Ham celebrates after his goal during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (first leg) match between West Ham and FC Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground on July 16, 2015
Result: Wasteful West Ham United leave it late to see off minnows Birkirkara
West Ham United will take a 1-0 advantage to Malta for the second leg of their Europa League qualification tie against Birkirkara, courtesy of a late James Tomkins goal.
Jul 16, 21:38
Mauro Zarate of West Ham is challenged by Paul French of FC Birkirkara during the UEFA Europa League second qualifying round (first leg) match between West Ham and FC Birkirkara at the Boleyn Ground on July 16, 2015
Half-Time Report: West Ham United being held by Maltese minnows Birkirkara
West Ham United and Birkirkara are locked at 0-0 after 45 minutes of their second-round Europa League qualifier in East London.
Jul 16, 20:32
Kevin Nolan in action for West Ham on December 2, 2014
Team News: Kevin Nolan handed West Ham United captaincy for Birkirkara test
West Ham United field a strong starting lineup for their Europa League second qualification first-leg tie against Birkirkara, while Kevin Nolan captain the Hammers.
Jul 16, 19:13
Kevin Nolan in action for West Ham on December 2, 2014
Kevin Nolan relishing Birkirkara clash
West Ham midfielder Kevin Nolan reveals that he is looking forward to the team's Europa League qualifier against Birkirkara.
Jul 16, 15:05
New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015
West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic: 'Europa League games will benefit us'
West Ham United boss Slaven Bilic believes that his side will be better prepared for the Premier League season because of their early start in the Europa League.
Jul 16, 05:03
New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015
Preview: West Ham United vs. Birkirkara
Sports Mole looks ahead to the first leg of West Ham United's tie in the second round of Europa League qualifying against Maltese side Birkirkara.
Jul 14, 19:23
Everton manager Roberto Martinez shows his emotions during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Cardiff City at Goodison Park on March 15, 2014
Everton manager Roberto Martinez eager for European return
Roberto Martinez reveals that he wants Everton back in Europe as soon as possible.
Jul 14, 11:41
West Ham celebrate with Diafra Sakho of West Ham after he scores to make it 2-0 during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015
Assessing the British teams remaining in Europa League qualifying
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the teams awaiting Britain's Europa League hopefuls in the second qualifying round next week.
Jul 10, 11:22
West Ham celebrate with Diafra Sakho of West Ham after he scores to make it 2-0 during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015
Terry Westley pays tribute to "first-class" West Ham United squad
Boss Terry Westley reserves special praise for centre-back duo James Tomkins and Reece Oxford in West Ham United's 1-0 second-leg win over Lusitanos.
Jul 9, 22:58
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes jogs onto the pitch during the Pre Season Friendly match between Aberdeen and FC Twente at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2013
Result: Aberdeen hold on against Shkendija to keep Europa League adventure alive
Aberdeen book their place in the second round of qualifying for the Europa League, courtesy of a 1-1 away-goals win over Shkendija.
Jul 9, 21:42
St Johnstone manager Tommy Wright on the touchline against FC Minsk on August 8, 2013
Result: St Johnstone fall at first Europa League hurdle with Alashkert FC defeat
Scottish Premiership outfit St Johnstone beat Alashkert FC 2-1 in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier, but crash out on away goals.
Jul 9, 21:41
West Ham celebrate with Diafra Sakho of West Ham after he scores to make it 2-0 during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015
Result: Ten-man West Ham United overcome minnows Lusitanos to keep European dream alive
Elliot Lee scores the only goal of the second leg to see West Ham United comfortably through to the second Europa League qualification round, with a 4-0 aggregate win.
Jul 9, 20:22
Diafra Sakho in action for West Ham on January 1, 2015
Half-Time Report: Diafra Sakho sent off as West Ham United lead Lusitanos in Andorra
Elliot Lee gives West Ham a half-time lead in the second leg of their Europa League qualifying match with Lusitanos after Diafra Sakho was sent off.
Jul 9, 19:19
Europa League
Pre-Season Friendlies
1pm
Real Madrid
vs
AC Milan
7.45pm
Brackley Town
vs
MK Dons
7.45pm
Yeovil
vs
Bristol City
Scottish League Cup
7.45pm
Hearts
vs
Arbroath
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