Europa Conference League: Tough Anderlecht test for West Ham; Hearts face Fiorentina

West Ham fans face a trip down memory lane after being paired with Anderlecht in the group stage of the Europa Conference League, while Hearts face Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina and RFS.

West Ham and Anderlecht met in the 1975-76 European Cup Winners' Cup final when the Belgian side won 4-2 in Brussels.

The Hammers, Europa League semi-finalists last season, have also been paired with Romania's Bucharest-based FCSB and Danish side Silkeborg in Group B.

FCSB were previously known as Steaua Bucharest, who were crowned European champions in 1986.

Drawing Silkeborg means a quick return to Denmark for West Ham, who won 3-0 at Viborg on Thursday to complete a 6-1 play-off aggregate win.

David Moyes welcomed West Ham's draw, saying: "I've just seen it and it's good. I'm looking forward to it. There are some good teams in it.

David Moyes celebrates West Ham win in Lyon

"We've had quite a difficult draw with our group but we're looking forward to it."

Hearts look to have a tough-looking section in Group A.

Robbie Neilson's side saw their Europa League ambitions dashed by a 3-1 play-off defeat to Zurich on Thursday.

Hearts will now play Istanbul Basaksehir, Fiorentina and Latvian champions RFS.

Istanbul Basaksehir, who progressed to the group stage with a play-off victory over Antwerp, include former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil and Aston Villa loanee Bertrand Traore in their ranks.

Fiorentina finished seventh in Serie A last season and beat Dutch side Twente 2-1 on aggregate to reach the group stage.

Shamrock Rovers have been paired with Gent, Molde and Djurgardens in Group F.

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