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West Ham fans banned from travel to Rapid Vienna due to Genk crowd problems

The Hammers were also fined € 34,500 following disruption in the 2-2 draw in Belgium.

According to a UEFA statement, the ticket ban and a fine of 30,000 euros (£ 25,444) were imposed for “crowd disturbance”.

An additional fine of 4,500 euros (£ 3,816) was imposed for ‘throwing objects’ by traveling fans.

West Ham are due to travel to Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on November 25.

According to the official Hammers website, a full allocation of 1,700 tickets for the Allianz Stadion visit to the Austrian capital has already sold out.

The PA news agency has contacted the club for comment.

West Ham lead Europa League Group H, with the draw at Luminus Arena in Genk earlier this month, leaving them 10 out of a possible 12 points.

Fan problems also erupted when Rapid Vienna were beaten 2-0 at London Stadium on October 30, resulting in three arrests.

David Moyes’ Hammers, who sit third in the Premier League table ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wolves, finish the group stage of the European home competition against Croatian club Dinamo Zagreb on December 9.

Additional reports by PA.



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