Nyon, the Swiss headquarters of UEFA, was the usual setting, and the lone English team left in the competition, West Ham, was eager to learn who they would face in the quarterfinals after winning their last 10 games in a row.
The remaining teams in the draw that the Hammers must overcome to win the competition are Anderlecht, AZ Alkmaar, Basel, Nice, Fiorentina, Gent, and Lech Poznan.
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Championship of the UEFA League Cup
Vladimir Smicer, a former player for Liverpool, drew the names, and the Hammers will be traveling to Belgium to take on Gent.
If they advance, they will play the team that defeats either AZ Alkmaar or Anderlecht.
Consecutive Quarter-Finals Drawing
Fiorentina vs. Lech Poznan
Against West Ham United, Gent
In the match between AZ Alkmaar and Anderlecht
Competition between Basel and Nice
Basel or Nice vs. Lech Poznan or Fiorentina
AZ Alkmaar or Anderlecht against Gent or West Ham
Semifinal 1 victorious team takes on Semifinal 2 victorious team.