Rangers to take part in revamped UEFA competition in March
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Rangers to take part in revamped UEFA competition in March

Rangers will take part in a revamped UEFA Youth League after an altered format was confirmed by the UEFA Executive Committee for the 2021 edition of the competition.

Starting in March. the competition will feature a straight single-legged knockout format from the round of 64 played through to a knockout final four at Colovray Stadium, Nyon on 17 and 20 May.

Rangers before facing Atletico Madrid(Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the competition usually having separate Champions League and Domestic Champions pathways, this will continue until the last 16 where it will become an open draw.

Rangers will enter through the Domestic Champions pathway and, as part of the draw process, UEFA may choose to form groups and include certain conditions so that teams do not have to travel long distances to minimise potential Covid risks.

The Gers made their debut in the competition last season, beating Young Boys and Slovan Bratislava before defeat against a fantastic Atletico Madrid side in the last 16.

The draw for the round of 64 will be made on 27 January.

Here’s who Rangers could face in the Domestic Champions pathway:
Köln (GER)
Angers (FRA)
Chertanovo (RUS)
Benfica (POR)
Genk (BEL)
Galatasaray (TUR)
AZ Alkmaar (NED)
Sparta Praha (CZE)
Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
Odense (DEN)
Basel (SUI)
Crvena Zvezda (SRB)
Dinamo Minsk (BLR)
Hammarby (SWE)
Rosenborg (NOR)
Kairat (KAZ)
Górnik Zabrze (POL)
Gabala (AZE)
Maccabi Haifa (ISR)
Ludogorets (BUL)
Viitorul (ROU)
Žilina (SVK)
Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN)
Györ (HUN)
Shkëndija (MKD)
Sheriff Tiraspol (MDA)
Apolonia (ALB)
Waterford (IRL)

Kai Kennedy in action in the UEFA Youth League (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Gers today confirmed one of the club’s Academy keepers would spend the rest of the season out on loan with a League Two side

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