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19 June 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 19/06/17 12:40pm

Pedro Caixinha's side will face Progres Niederkorn

Pedro Caixinha’s side will face Progres Niederkorn

Rangers have been drawn to face Progres Niederkorn in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.

Pedro Caixinha’s side, who were seeded for the draw, will meet the team who finished fourth in Luxembourg’s top flight last season and have been drawn to play at Ibrox in the first leg.

The game will mark Rangers’ return to European football after a six-year absence.

Rangers are back in Europe after a six-year absence

Rangers are back in Europe after a six-year absence

Rangers are back in Europe after a six-year absence

St Johnstone, who were also seeded for the draw, were drawn to play Lithuanian side Trakai and will also start their Europa League campaign at home at McDiarmid Park.

Both sides will need to negotiate three qualifying rounds if they are to reach the group stages of the competition. Aberdeen will join the draw in the second round of qualifying, with that draw held on Monday afternoon.

Tommy Wright's St Johnstone will face Lithuanian side Trakai

Tommy Wright's St Johnstone will face Lithuanian side Trakai

Tommy Wright’s St Johnstone will face Lithuanian side Trakai

The first leg of the first qualifying round will take place on June 29, with the return leg the following week. The first leg of the second qualifying round will be on July 13.


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