On Monday afternoon, Rangers announced their potential opponents for the Europa League First Qualifying Round, via their official Twitter account.
The Gers go into the hat at UEFA HQ in Nyon at 2:30 pm tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon.

Rangers will be hoping to make it through to the group stages once again. (Photo by Harold Cunningham – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)
They are seeded, meaning that without any narrowing of the draw, they could have faced any of 47 unseeded sides.
However, European football’s governing body splits up the clubs entering at this stage into multiple groups of ten or twelve. In each group, half the teams are seeded and the other half are unseeded.

There are ten teams (Stevie G’s men included) in Rangers’ group. Therefore, they can be drawn against one of five different unseeded teams.
With the results of the preliminary stage as yet undecided, there are still some vagaries surrounding the draw.
The five potential outcomes are:
Progres Niederkorn of Luxembourg or Cardiff Metropolitan University
B36 Torshavn
Inter Turku
KR Reykjavik
FC Prishtina or St Joseph’s

The most familiar name on that list for Rangers fans will be Progres Niederkorn.
We had already identified them as potential opponents, two years after they dumped the Gers out at QR1.

Progres shocked the Gers with a 2-1 aggregate win in 2017. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)
It seems plenty of Bears are still smarting from that tie and want to be drawn against Progres in order to exact revenge.
Here’s a selection of reactions:



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