West Ham vs AZ Alkmaar live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Europa Conference League semi-final

West Ham United players celebrate after Danny Ings' goal during the UEFA Europa Conference League quarter-final first leg match between Gent and West Ham United at the Ghelamco Arena on April 13, 2023 in Ghent, Belgium.
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West Ham vs AZ Alkmaar live stream and match preview, Thursday May 11, 8pm BST

West Ham vs AZ Alkmaar live stream and match preview

Looking for a West Ham vs AZ Alkmaar live stream? We've got you covered. West Ham vs Gent is on BT Sport in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Europa Conference League with your subscription from anywhere.

West Ham are in a European semi-final, if you can believe it. While they haven't had the best season domestically – with relegation still a mathematic possibility, if unlikely – their Europa Conference League campaign is one fans will remember for years to come.

Having brushed aside FCSB, AEK Larnaca and Gent, their next opponent is AZ Alkmaar, the two-times winners of the Dutch Eredivisie who lost the 1981 UEFA Cup final to none other than Ipswich Town.

Their own domestic season is faring considerably better. Although they sit fourth in the league, just outside of the European spots, they are just two points behind a stuttering Ajax in third.

They have not had the easiest route to the semis, either, with Ludogerets, Lazio and Anderlecht all dispatched along the way.

Kick-off is at 8pm BST.

Team news

Kurt Zouma has returned to training for West Ham, but boss David Moyes says he think's Thursday's game may be "too soon" for the Frenchman to appear.

Alphonse Areola has been Moyes' choice as goalkeeper in cup competitions this season, and is expected to return.


West Ham: WLLLW

AZ Alkmaar: WWWLW


  • Referee: Halil Umut Meler (Turkey)
  • Assistant Referees: Mustafa Eyisoy & Kerem Ersoy (Turkey)
  • Fourth Official: Maurizio Mariani (Italy)
  • VAR: Paolo Valeri (Italy)
  • Assistant VAR: Abdulkadir Bitigen (Italy)


West Ham vs AZ Alkmaar will be played at the 66,000-capacity London Stadium in London.

Kick-off and channel

West Ham vs AZ Alkmaar kick-off is at 8pm BST on Thursday May 11 in the UK. The game is being shown on BT Sport 2, BT Sport Ultimate, the BT Sport website and the BT Sport app.

In the US, kick-off time is 3pm ET / 12pm PT. The match will be shown on Paramount+ in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Europa Conference League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a Europa Conference League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Europa League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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International Europa Conference League TV rights

• UK: BT Sport are the rights holders for Europa Conference League matches.
• USA: You'll find all the games on CBS Sports.
• Canada: The way to watch Europa Conference League football in 2022/23 is DAZN, which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Stan Sport will screen every game of the Europa Conference League season.
• New Zealand: Spark Sport are serving up all the matches.

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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.