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Hibernian will play Elfsborg in the Intertoto Cup second round after the Swedish side overcame HB Torshavn of the Faroe Islands 4-1 on aggregate.

Elfsborg won the first leg 4-1 at home and held their opponents to a 0-0 draw in the second.

Mixu Paatelainen's men will play their first leg Intertoto Cup game at Easter Road on 6 July.

The return in Sweden will be played six days later on 12 July as Hibs attempt to qualify for the Uefa Cup.
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Rangers waiting on European draw
Rangers captain Barry Ferguson
Rangers were losing finalists in last season's Uefa Cup

[b]Rangers are among four British and Irish clubs in the hat for Tuesday's draw for the early qualifying rounds of next season's Champions League.[/b]

The draw for the first and second rounds will take place at 1100 BST.

Wales' Llanelli AFC, Northern Ireland's Linfield FC and Drogheda United from the Republic are also in the draw.

Linfield, Llanelli and Drogheda all start the tournament in the first qualifying r ... Read more »
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North east trio unite on Euro bid

Aberdeen director of football Willie Miller
Aberdeen chief Willie Miller wants to aid possible Euro 2012 bid

Aberdeen and the two Dundee clubs will support any bid to host the European Championship in 2012 by moving to new stadia if Scotland are given the event.

If Government aid is available, United and Dundee say t ... Read more »

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Burley tips Dutch for Euro glory

The Netherlands squad in training for Euro 2008
Burley's side will face the Dutch in World Cup qualifying

Scotland manager George Burley is tipping Holland for victory at this summer's European Championship.

Speaking ahead of the tournament, he is expecting great things from the Dutch, who face Scotland in the qualificatio ... Read more »

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No action is likely to be taken against Rangers as a result of rioting in Manchester city centre following Wednesday's Uefa Cup final.

Uefa has received the match delegate's report on the showpiece event.

And spokesman William Gaillard said: "Our disciplinary procedures only apply for events which occur at the stadium or within the perimeter."

But the governing body will review the pitch invasion by Zenit supporters and the stabbing of a Russian fan.

That remains under investigation by authorities in Manchester and Uefa will await further information before deciding on whether to impose any sanctions on the Ibrox club.

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Zenit St Petersburg deservedly lifted the Uefa Cup with a two-goal victory over Rangers in Manchester.

The Russians dominated the first half without seriously threatening a packed Rangers defence.

Rangers' Jean-Claude Darcheville forced a good save and a Barry Ferguson snap shot struck the outside of a post.

But Denisov played a neat one-two with Andrei Arshavin before firing home and Konstatin Zyryanov side-footed in to secure Zenit's first European trophy.

It meant Rangers' dream of repeating their 1972 Cup-Winners' Cup success died at the hands of Zenit coach Dick Advocaat - the man dubbed the Little General during his time in charge at Ibrox.

And the Scottish side's hopes of winning four trophies by the end of the season had faltered at the second hurdle.

Rangers had been accused of playing "anti-football" during a miserly run to the final built on a solid defensive foundation.

And manager Walter Smith was not about to disappoint his critics - playing tw ... Read more »

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Second qualifying round: Rangers 2-0 FK Zeta, FK Zeta 0-1 Rangers.
Third qualifying round: Rangers 1-0 Red Star Belgrade, Red Star Belgrade 0-0 Rangers.

Group E: Rangers 2-1 Stuttgart, Lyon 0-3 Rangers, Rangers 0-0 Barcelona, Barcelona 2-0 Rangers, Stuttgart 3-2 Rangers, Rangers 0-3 Lyon.

Round of 32: Rangers 0-0 Panathinaikos, Panathinaikos 1-1 Rangers.
Round of 16: Rangers 2-0 Werder Bremen, Werder Bremen 1-0 Rangers.
Quarter-final: Rangers 0-0 Sporting Lisbon, Sporting Lisbon 0-2 Rangers.
Semi-final: Rangers 0-0 Fiorentina, Fiorentina 0-0 Rangers (Rangers win 4-2 on penalties)


Second qualifying round: Zenit 3-0 Zlat√© Moravce, Zlat√© Moravce 0-2 Zenit. ... Read more »

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Football fans who do not have tickets for the Uefa Cup final in Manchester next week will be able to watch the game on big screens around the city.

Up to 100,000 supporters are expected in the city for the Glasgow Rangers v Zenit St Petersburg match at the City of Manchester stadium on 14 May.

However, the stadium only has room for 47,000 spectators.

Screens will be sited in Piccadilly Gardens and Albert Square. There will be no screens at or near the stadium.

Uefa has allocated 13,000 tickets to Russian fans and a similar number to Rangers, although tens of thousands are still expected to make the trip from Glasgow.

Manchester City Council's spokesman on the city centre, Councillor Pat Karney, said: "In the light of Rangers qualifying for the final and the massive reported demand from fans for bigger and better provision, we've arranged for ... Read more »

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Weir could make surprise recovery


Venue: Stadio Artemio Franchi

Date: Thursday, 1 May
Kick-off: 1945 BST

Coverage: BBC Sport website, BBC Radio Scotland & BBC Radio 5 Live

Rangers defender David Weir
Weir was ruled out on Tuesday with a groin injury

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Rangers manager Walter Smith has hinted at a more attacking approach for the first leg of their Uefa Cup quarter-final with Sporting Lisbon.

Rangers have progressed on the back of some stout defensive displays at Ibrox.

And Smith told the club website: "We have a way of playing that has been successful in knockout tournaments and we won't vary very much from that.

"But we know we may have to change the formation and tactics to try to cause Sporting problems."

Media conference: Rangers manager Walter Smith

Rangers kept clean sheets at home in the previous rounds against Panathinaikos and Werder Bremen.

And a solid 4-5-1 formation has served Smith well for much of the season as Rangers lead the SPL, having already picked up the CIS Insurance Cup.

"I don't think we could find a more difficult tie than the last round against Werder Bremen," Smith added.

"In both legs we had to work extremely hard.

"This time we hope we can cause Sporting more problems th ... Read more »

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