West Ham out of Europe after slumping to home defeat against Astra Giurgiu

A 1-0 loss to the Romanian side means they fail to reach the Europa League group stages

BY Raf Diallo 21:43 Thursday 25 August 2016, 21:43 25 Aug 2016

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic appears dejected during the UEFA Europa League - Play Off match at the London Stadium, London. Picture by: Nick Potts / PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Ham have gone out of the Europa League before the group stages.

They lost their play-off with Astra Giurgiu 1-0 at the Olympic Stadium to exit the competition after a 2-1 aggregate defeat.

Filipe Teixeira netted on 45 minutes to stun the Hammers and West Ham missed a host of second half chances to miss out on a full campaign of European football at their new home ground.

That means Slaven Bilic's side are not involved in the Europa League group stage draw which takes place on Friday.

League of Ireland champions Dundalk will be in the draw as will the likes of Manchester United, Southampton, Inter Milan, Ajax, Villarreal, Zenit St Petersburg, Athletic Bilbao and AS Roma.


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