RANGERS Football Club has today confirmed an international friendly match with the Uzbekistani Super League champions, Lokomotiv Tashkent, in Dubai on Saturday 11th January 2020.
The match, arranged in partnership with the Dubai Sports Council and Its Just Football, will be played at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai kicking off at 3pm (GST),11am (GMT).
The match will be the Club’s first encounter versus Lokomotiv Tashkent who, in addition to being three times consecutive domestic champions and holders of the Uzbekistan Super Cup, are regular participants in the AFC Champions League.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said: “We are looking forward to the game against Lokomotiv Tashkent at the end of our warm-weather training camp in Dubai.
”The match will be an important part of our preparations for the second half of the season and we expect it to be a competitive friendly and good test for our squad.”
Lokomotiv Tashkent are based in the country’s capital Tashkent and boast a squad of 11 full internationals. Uzbekistan itself is one of central Asia’s largest states with a population of over 32 million people.
Andrey Federov, Head Coach of Lokomotiv Tashkent, said: “It is a huge honour to lead our team to play a club with such great success and history as Rangers Football Club and it’s an exciting moment for our supporters and the Uzbekistan football community.
“As we finalise our 2020 pre-season preparations, there is fierce competition for places in my starting eleven and this match will allow the players to make a real statement of their intent.”
The Sevens Stadium is Dubai’s world-class sports and entertainment venue with a capacity for 50,000 supporters having previously hosted fixtures between Real Madrid & AC Milan and the concerts of One Direction & Justin Bieber.
The Light Blues first-team will travel to Dubai with Emirates Airline and be based at the world-renowned Nad al Sheba Sports Complex from 6 to 12 January.
The NAS Sports Complex is an elite training environment, which has previously welcomed the likes of Liverpool, Manchester United, Juventus and AC Milan.
On the day before the game (10th January), there will be a Rangers FC Brunch event, featuring Steven Gerrard, Gary McAllister and a selection of the first team.
This event will be a unique opportunity to hear from the management and players, whilst enjoying five-star hospitality within the Amazing Suite at the V Hotel in Dubai.
Tickets to the match and brunch are available now from 800Tickets.com and can be bought from the following links:
To celebrate our partnership with Emirates Airline, Rangers season ticket holders will shortly receive an email with special flight discounts which can be used when flying from Glasgow or Edinburgh to all destinations on the Emirates network.