Everything Rangers fans need to know about a visit to Europa League opponents Progres Niederkorn

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha before the match

Rangers will play Luxembourg side Progres Niederkorn in Europa League qualifying and here is everything you need to know about them.

New Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha during the press conferenceRangers manager Pedro Caixinha

Pedro Caixinha's men begin in the first qualifying round with the fixture to be played on June 29th and July 6th. 

Rangers will play in the home leg at Ibrox first but this could be switched due to a potential fixture clash in Luxembourg.

Here's everything Gers fans need to know about their opponents, right down to the average price of a pint in Luxembourg for those intending to travel to the away leg.

The club was founded in 1919 are is based in Niederkorn, south-western Luxembourg.

Niederkorn are three times domestic league title winners but the club's most successful years were arguably in the end of the 1970s and beginning of the 1980s as they have not won any major silverware since their 1981 league triumph.

This side has never won a match in European competition, although they did manage a draw against Shamrock Rovers at home two years ago only to lose 3-0 in Ireland.

The club, which plays in a yellow strip - and green away kit! - finished fourth in the Luxembourg National Division last season meaning they clinched the final Europa League place.

Managed by Olivier Ciancanelli, they play their home matches at the 4,830-capacity Stade Jos Haupert meaning there won't be space for too many Rangers fans at the away tie.

General view of the UEFA Europa League trophy before the matchThe Europa League trophy

There could be a familiar face on show as former Hearts and Kilmarnock defender Ismael Bouzid plays for Niederkorn.

The Algerian international actually had a trial with Rangers in the summer of 2014 but Ally McCoist took his interest no further.

Anyone making the trip to Luxembourg pack your speedos because the weather forecast for July 6th is in the mid-20s.

The cost of living in Luxembourg is 15.66% higher than in the UK.

A meal at a run of the mill restaurant will cost Rangers fans around 15 Euros while a three-course meal at a mid-range restaurant for two people will be around 65-70 Euros and a fast food meal is around 8.50 Euros.

Domestic beer (0.5 litre draught) will cost 5 Euros while imported beer (0.33 litre bottle) is 4 Euros. A coffee on average costs 3.12 Euros.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha gestures to the playersCaixinha gestures to the players

Niederkorn has a population of just 4,000 of the wider 576,000 population of Luxembourg as a whole.

Caixinha will be in good company there too as 16.4% of them are said to be Portuguese with a big percentage of French also living in the country.

Niederkorn is connected to Luxembourg City via a train line that stops in Berchem, Bettembourg, Noertzange, Schifflange, Esch-sur-Alzette, Belval Université, Belval Redange, Belvaux Soleuvre, Obercorn, and Differdange that ends in either Athus or Rodange.

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