UEFA has allowed FC Ufa to take on Rangers in the Europa League playoff round on Thursday night, according to BBC.
The Russian side has apparently been allowed to travel to Scotland. This comes after previous fears that Ufa, who is in Europe for the first time this season, were struggling to get visas on time.
However, UEFA has apparently moved to quell any fears that the tie might not go ahead as planned.
Speaking to the BBC Scotland, a UEFA spokesman confirmed that there will be no punishment against Ufa and that everything was in order.
The situation is now resolved and the team have their visas. They will travel as planned to Glasgow tomorrow (Wednesday).
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It appears that Ufa has been working closely with UEFA to try and sort the matter out. Managing Director of the club, Shamil Gazizov, stepped forward to thank UEFA for their assistance in obtaining their visas. Equally, the Russians have been working with their national football association to ensure they were eligible to make the trip.
Steven Gerrard has welcomed the challenge. And with momentum running high at Ibrox, a postponement may have taken some of that momentum way.
The Rangers manager has already stated that he’s looking forward to welcoming the Russians to Ibrox.
Ufa lost 3-0 at Dinamo Moscow at the weekend. Despite that defeat, the club has knocked out Domzale and Progres Niederkorn so far in Europa League qualifying.
Rangers, on the other hand, have knocked out Shkupi, Osijek, and Maribor en route to the final qualifying tie.
Rangers have a huge advantage in that Ufa have refused to take any tickets for away fans this week. Therefore, Ibrox will be rocking full of Gers supporters. Subsequently, Rangers should take advantage and are heavy favourites to take a lead to Russia next week.