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Rangers fans in Prague could be in tense conditions after the strained relations between the two clubs following their last meeting in 2021.
Back then, the Ibrox club travelled to Czechia with heightened tensions. Their player, Glen Kamara, had been allegedly racially abused by Ondrej Kudela just six months earlier, while the latter player was involved with Sparta's city rivals, Slavia. The clubs now hope for a “new chapter” as they meet again.
Rangers will be hoping for a first win on the road in Europe since beating Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in February 2022. They've lost their last seven away games in the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League.
How many Rangers fans in Prague?
An allocation of 968 tickets were available for Rangers fans in Prague, but there'll be more travelling ticketless.
Where do the Rangers fans sit in the etna ARENA?
The Rangers entrance to the epet ARENA is on U Sparty. There will be a supporters' walk to the ground from the Old Town Square with police accompaniment.
Rangers fans will be stood in Sector F with entrance at Gate 5.
Full fans' matchday guide for Rangers vs Sparta Praha
Where to eat & drink for Rangers fans in Prague
Prague is a brilliant city for eating and drinking. You should be looking for the local specialities like goulash, schnitzel, grilled sausages and dumplings. Drink-wise, you'll find a lot of Pilsner Czech beer. If you're ordering, ask for a pivo. The best is kozel, while you may be more familiar with Staropramen, which is served in British pubs.
On matchday, Rangers fan will congregate around the Old Town Square, where most away fans in Prague meet when visiting. There are plenty of restaurants and pubs.
For those without a ticket, local police have recommended The Dubliner Irish Pub which has capacity for 300 people and big screens.
Ticket collection information for Rangers fans in Prague
All Rangers fans in Prague will have to collect their tickets in Czechia.
Ticket collection will be from Novotel Praha Wenceslas Square – 38 Katerinska 120 00 Prague. The hotel is a 27-minute walk from the Old Town Square (Staroměstské náměstí). Tickets will be available to collect on Thursday 26 October from 10am-5:30pm.
What do the Rangers fans out in Prague make of new manager Philippe Clement?
The Ibrox side face Sparta Prague tonight in the Europa League.
⚽️ Kick-off 17:45 pic.twitter.com/oQXvEx4RyB
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) October 26, 2023
How to get to Letná Stadium: Guide for Rangers fans in Prague
Now called the epet ARENA for sponsorship reasons, the Letná Stadium is in the central part of Prague in the Letná district.
It is next to the city's biggest park, which is called Stromovka.
Letná Stadium has been home to Sparta Praha since 1917.
The closest subway stops are Hradčanská and Vltavská, while there's a tram stop called Sparta.
Most Rangers fans will be walking collectively to the stadium from the Old Town Square, which is a 3km walk. There will be a police escort to the away gate.
Best videos of Rangers fans in Prague (so far)
— Scottish Football Away Days (@days_scottish) October 26, 2023