Fiorentina vs West Ham in the 2023 Europa Conference League final: All you need to know
Thursday, May 18, 2023
Fiorentina will take on West Ham in the 2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League final at Prague's Eden Arena on 7 June 2023.
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When is the 2023 Europa Conference League final?
This season's UEFA Europa Conference League final between Fiorentina and West Ham will take place on 7 June 2023, with kick-off scheduled for 21:00 CET.
Where is the Europa Conference League final?
The Eden Arena in Prague, Czechia, has been selected to host this season's UEFA Europa Conference League final.
Home of Slavia Praha, the compact, atmospheric venue was opened by Vladimír Šmicer in 2008 and has since staged several significant matches at club and international level.
The 2013 UEFA Super Cup took place at the Eden Arena, with Bayern defeating Chelsea 5-4 on penalties following a 2-2 draw over 120 minutes, and a showpiece game also went the distance two years later in the 2015 U21 EURO final, Sweden seeing off Portugal 4-3 on spot kicks.
Viktoria Plzeň played at the Eden Arena during their maiden UEFA Champions League group stage campaign in 2011/12. More recently, the venue has enjoyed Slavia Praha's run to three European quarter-finals in four seasons, including their tilt at the inaugural UEFA Europa Conference League last term.
Who is playing in the Europa Conference League final?
Fiorentina are taking on West Ham for the first time in the final. The Florence side have become the first side to reach the final of all four major UEFA knockout competitions: the European Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, UEFA Europa Conference League and the defunct European Cup Winners' Cup, which they won in 1961. West Ham won the same competition in 1965 and have not played in a European final since they lost to Anderlecht in the 1976 Cup Winners' Cup decider.
How to watch the Europa Conference League final
The full list of global UEFA Europa Conference League broadcast partners is available here.
Europa Conference League final format
The Europa Conference League final follows a similar format to that of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League finals. If the score is level at the end of normal time, two 15-minute periods of extra time are played. If one of the teams scores more goals than the other during extra time, that team is declared the winner. If the score remains level after extra time, the winner is determined by a penalty shoot-out.
Who is the referee for the Europa Conference League final?
Spanish referee Carlos del Cerro Grande, who has taken charge of five Champions League matches this season, will officiate the 2023 Europa Conference League final.
Where will the other 2023 finals be played?
2023 Europa League final: Puskás Aréna, Budapest, Hungary
2023 Women's Champions League final: PSV Stadion, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2023 Champions League final: Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul, Turkey
2022/23 UEFA Europa Conference League dates
The second season of the competition began on 7 July 2022 and runs to 7 June 2023. Keep track of all the key dates.
What do the UEFA Europa Conference League winners get?
The UEFA Europa Conference League trophy stands 57.5cm tall and weighs 11kg. It consists of 32 hexagonal spines – one for each team in the group stage of the competition – that twist and curve from the trophy base. The curved shape of the spines was inspired by the flight of a football as it heads towards the goal – the ultimate moment of excitement for fans.
The base and top are made from hand-brushed brass with a matte galvanic steel effect, while the spines feature a glossy silver finishing. The trophy was designed in London studio Pentagram.