Rangers face mostly unfamiliar names in the draw for the 1st Qualifying Round of the Europa League.
The draw will be held at 1pm – Central European Time – on Wednesday 20th June in Nyon, Switzerland. The games will be played on 12th and 19th of July.
The club have been seeded in Group 2 of the draw; possibly playing Progrès Niederkorn who put them out of Europe last season; or four largely unknown clubs from behind the former Iron Curtain in Eastern and Southern Europe.
1/ Domžale (Slovenia)
2/ Gabala (Azerbaijan)
3/ Dinamo Tbilisi (Georgia)
4/ Rangers (Scotland)
5/ Apollon Limassol (Cyprus)
6/ Progrès Niederkorn (Luxembourg)
7/ Široki Brijeg (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
8/ Shkupi (Macedonia)
9/ Stumbras (Lithuania)
10/ Dunajská Streda (Slovakia)
We are indebted to Follow Follow poster DeeGers10 who produced this short guide for travelling Bears –
Progres Niederkorn – Qualified as 2nd – Capacity 7000 (assuming national stadium) – Closest Airport – Accessible via Luxembourg City airport and France, Belgium, Germany.
Siroki Brijeg – Široki Brijeg, Bosnia – Qualified as 4th in Bosnia – Capacity 5628 – Closest major airport Dubrovnik, Croatia – 156km.
Shkupi – Skopje, Macedonia – 4th in Macedonia – Capacity 5000 – Closest major airport Skopje.
Stumbras Kaunas – Kaunas, Lithuania – Qualified as Cup Winners – Capacity 9180 – Nearest major airport is Kaunas.
DAC Dunajska Streda – Dunajska Streda, Slovakia – Qualified as 3rd in Slovak league – Capacity 12700 – Closest major airport Bratislava 50km away.