St Joseph’s FC’s sporting director, John Paul Hendrick, has spoken to the Daily Record, to confirm details surrounding the upcoming Europa League tie against Rangers,
The minnows set up the QR1 clash by defeating FC Prishtina 3-1 on aggregate in a tie which concluded on Tuesday evening.
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However, there had been some confusion over when the first leg of their Rangers showdown would be played. That was due to a potential clash at the Victoria Stadium, the only venue on the island capable of staging UEFA competitions.
After talks between the clubs and the governing body, though, a verdict has been reached.
“The decision has been made to play the match in Gibraltar next Tuesday, July 9 with a kick-off of 5.55pm local time (4.45 UK time)”, Hendrick told the Daily Record. “Rangers needed some time to make arrangements so we agreed to this date.”
“We have offered 960 tickets which Red Imps gave to Celtic a few years back. The possibility of playing both games at Ibrox was discarded and we believe we have come up with the best solution to keep everyone happy.