Rangers star-studded Weekend of Legends match offered Hampden hope
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Rangers star-studded Weekend of Legends match offered Hampden hope

Rangers have announced an exciting Weekend of Legends match at Ibrox Stadium as manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst returns to the pitch as a player to celebrate 150 years of the Gers.

The Ibrox club are ramping up their anniversary celebrations as Rangers become the first major European club to make the milestone.

As a result of approaching this momentous occasion, the Ibrox side have arranged a wonderfully unique Rangers XI v World XI legends match for the upcoming March international break.

On March 26th at 3pm, some of the biggest names in global footballing and Rangers history will descend on Ibrox for a special match to commemorate the club’s 150th anniversary.

This will then be followed by a special dinner in Glasgow that will take place on the evening of the 26th.

Rangers and footballing icons to descend on Ibrox for weekend of legends match

Giovanni van Bronckhorst will turn out for a special Rangers XI in the match whilst none other than ex-Barcelona and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo will captain a special World XI.

Joining Gio on the Rangers side will include Ibrox legends like Paul Gascoigne, Kris Boyd, Michael Mols, Saša Papac and Nikica Jelavić amongst many others.

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Joining the World XI to face Rangers for the match includes football legends such as Roberto Carlos, Robert Pires and Gheorghe Hagi – father of Ibrox star Ianis – as well as first team coach Roy Maakay.

For more information and ticket details, please visit the Rangers website HERE.

It promises to be a special day at Ibrox Stadium and fans are already salivating at the prospect of seeing some of the biggest heroes in Rangers and footballing history turn out at the famous ground:

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Amid Covid-19 restrictions, it’s also perfectly natural for Rangers fans to worry that the sell-out Ibrox the club clearly want for this special match won’t happen.

But the club deserve kudos for scheduling this just two days after Scotland are set to host Ukraine in a World Cup Qualifier at Hampden.

In a one-off game, the Government risk incurring the wrath of the nation if fans are locked out with a place at Qatar 2022 on the line.

If fans can squeeze into the national stadium to cheer on the national side less than 48 hours before the game, then we’re sure Rangers fans will be more than welcome in Ibrox for this match.

Speaking of Covid-19 restrictions, Rangers fears regarding the return of fans may be realised amid the latest comments from national clinical director Jason Leitch.