RANGERS have been drawn against Progrès Niederkorn from Luxembourg in the first qualifying round of the Europa League.

After almost six years on since Rangers’ last competitive European outing, continental football returns to Ibrox this season.

It’s been a long and, at times, painful journey back to playing in a UEFA competition and following today’s draw the Light Blues have been paired with Progrès Niederkorn who came sixth in the Luxembourg National Division last season.

Olivier Ciancanelli’s side have one familiar face to Scottish football, with former Hearts and Kilmarnock defender Ismael Bouzid in their ranks, who had a trial at Rangers in June 2014.

Niederkorn have won the Luxembourg national title three times, but have not won any silverware since 1981.

The club have played in European competition twelve times in total, losing ten times and drawing twice.

Thursday 29 June 2017

Rangers v FC Progrès Niederkorn

Ibrox Stadium

Kick-off 7.45pm


Tuesday 4 July 2017

FC Progrès Niederkorn v Rangers

Stade Josy Barthel, Luxembourg

Kick-off 7.45pm CET


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