Rangers launch Europa League campaign against Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg

British sides set to learn European opponents

The Champions League qualifying draw begins at 11am in Lyon and will be streamed on UEFA.com; the draw for the first and second rounds of Europa League begin at midday.

Having played in the top flight of Albanian football for only the past five years, Kukes made history in the Albanian Superliga in late May when they claimed their first Superliga title.

The Scottish sides were in the pot for the first qualifying round draw after finishing third and fourth in the Premiership last season, with runners- up Aberdeen going straight into the second round draw.

If Rangers are able to navigate their way through the Europa League qualifiers to the group stage of the competition, it would hand the club a big financial boost as they seek to close the gap to Celtic.




They are St Johnstone and Rangers from Scotland, Crusaders, Coleraine and Ballymena United from Northern Ireland, as well as Ireland's Shamrock Rovers, Cork City and Derry City.

The Welsh champions were drawn at home for the first leg, with the fixture set to take place on the 27/28 June.

If Pedro Caixinha's men progress to the second qualifying round then they will face the winners of the tie between Cypriot outfit AEL Limassol and St Joseph's of Gibraltar.

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