Steven Gerrard’s men are due to kick-off their Europa League campaign next week but thanks to complications on UEFA’s end the club don’t know when they’ll be playing St. Joseph’s. There has been a delay as UEFA were waiting to see how Europa FC got on in their preliminary qualification tie and the Gibraltans got past Saint Julia of Andorra meaning European football’s governing body have a fixture headache having to arrange the St. Joseph’s and Europa’s games.
Just to keep supporters up to date: The club will have to wait until UEFA confirm our fixture before we announce it and unfortunately I do not expect the club to hear confirmation until tomorrow.
— RangersFC SLO (@RangersFCSLO) July 4, 2019
Rangers fans will now face a nervous wait as they wait to see when the games are being played, with the hope that UEFA will announce their decision today. Gerrard’s men are in the same boat and will hope the games are scheduled for the Thursdays of the two game weeks to give them the longest possible amount of time to prepare for the qualifiers. Gerrard’s men should expect to get through a team from lowly Gibraltar but Scottish sides have had trouble over there before, with Brendan Rodgers’ Celtic suffering a 1-0 defeat to Lincoln Red Imps on the island yet ultimately they went through.
Rangers fans will be hoping UEFA get their finger out at and announce the dates so they can do whatever possible to get to the two games.
Utter shambles by @UEFA yet again. Nothing to do with us at all – but I hope the club make a formal complaint.
— AC (@crwa93) July 4, 2019
— Bo’ness True Blues (@bonesstrueblues) July 4, 2019
and this is a prime example, why a massive team like rangers , shouldn’t be starting in the first round, what a shambles tbh ????????
— steven davies (@davies1983x) July 4, 2019
— munro luke (@lukemun1312) July 4, 2019
All you can do is for the Club to officially complain to UEFA, fans messed about yet again.
— Stuart (@BlueHeaven1872) July 4, 2019
what a farce uefa are
— GaryMunro (@Queens11_) July 4, 2019
So it might be confirmed with less than two full working days until the fixture date? Sound. Cheers @UEFAcom
— Dan G (@danthegersman) July 4, 2019
UEFA are a shambles
— rosco1900 (@rosco1900) July 4, 2019