Rangers U16s are set for another big test this week.
The star age group side are off to Croatia, to compete in the Istria Youth Cup.
It’s a tournament described by Croatia.hr as the ‘Future Champions League’ because of the calibre of clubs it has attracted in the past. The likes of Bayern Munich, Barcelona and AC Milan have sent squads in recent years.
Rangers youngsters set for stiff tests
The Young Gers have been drawn in Group A and have some tasty fixtures lined up against multiple European Cup winners Benfica, MLS club LA Galaxy and Italian side Udinese.
The first match takes place in Novigrad against Benfica on Tuesday. The squad will remain there to face LA Galaxy the next day, before heading to Buzet for their final group game on Thursday.
Here are the fixtures for Rangers in the Istria Youth Cup👇
Rangers v Benfica – Tuesday 8th Oct 3pm – Novigrad
LA Galaxy v Rangers – Wednesday 9th Oct 11am – Novigrad
Rangers v Udinese – Thursday 10th Oct 11am – Buzet
— Rangers Youth Updates (@rfcyouthupdates) October 7, 2019
It’s another chance for the talent-filled U16 group to clinch silverware.
They went unbeaten to win the Super Cup NI in early August before winning the prestigious Albim Cup in the Czech Republic last month.
👏Mackenzie Strachan was selected as player of the tournament. pic.twitter.com/xnUqYuRJ7u
— Rangers Youth Academy (@RFC_Youth) August 2, 2019
This group has represented the club extremely well in recent months and the players will now get to test themselves further against celebrated clubs from around the world.
Good luck to the Young Gers and we’ll keep an eye out for their results over the coming days.