Rangers U17s have been outdoing themselves in the ALKASS Cup, in Doha.

In a tournament featuring some of the biggest teams in world football, they have reached the final.

That’s some achievement.

After a goal-laden group stage, they continued in a similar vein on Wednesday afternoon.

Kashiwa Reysol were the opponents, and the Gers swept them aside 5-1.

Goals from Arron Lyall, Nathan Young-Coombes, Kai Kennedy (2) and Alexander Lowry, were enough to secure passage to the showpiece event.

Kashiwa Reysol’s senior team compete in the second division in Japan, having been relegated from J1 League in 2018. (Photo by Hiroki Watanabe/Getty Images)

In the other semi-final, Aspire Academy, who beat the Gers earlier in the tournament, took on the best young prospects of Italian giants, AS Roma.

The match finished 2-2, before Roma booked their place against Rangers via a penalty shootout.


This is the eighth edition of the ALKASS Cup, but the first time either club have participated.

Last season, Paris Saint Germain beat Kashiwa Reysol 2-1 to lift the trophy.

The big day for the young Gers is Friday, with a 2:15pm kick off time.

Just as with Wednesdays semi-final, you can catch the decider live via a stream on the club’s website (rangers.co.uk) or on the Rangers Facebook page (facebook.com/rangersfc).

Best of luck to the U17s!

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