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Zenit won't play another game till UEFA cup final


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/7382099.stm

Zenit St Petersburg will not play another game until the Uefa Cup final after the Russian Football Federation cleared their fixtures.

And Rangers chief executive Martin Bain has complained that the Scottish Premier League has not given similar help to Zenit's opponents on 14 May.

"The SPL should take a long hard look at what other federations do, given the enormity of the situation," he said.

"And what reaching a European final has done for the coefficient and country."

Zenit were due to play Lokomotiv Moscow at home on 7 May and Luch Energia in the Russian Far-eastern city of Vladivostok on 11 May.

But the national association says Dick Advocaat's side can play those in June.

Rangers, in contrast, now face playing eight games in 21 days.

They will host Dundee United at home four days before facing Zenit.

The Scottish season has been badly hit by match postponements this season.

And, although the SPL has delayed the end of the season by four days, Rangers are angry that they are still being required to play four games within eight days.

Will this help them? rememebr how it backfired on Rangers/Scotland earlier in the season.

They'll be out of match practice by the time they reach us, hopefully!

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it's a disgrace, the SPL should sort it out now, we should have a week to prepare, and have u seen the fixtures for before the scottish cup final, disgrace!!

the SPL is not handling this properly, we a Scottish club get to the final of a major tournament in europe and we're being punished!! It's not like we're raising the profile of Scottish football (oo sarcy). Most of mates down here watched the celtic motherwell game this morning all because they wanted to check out the standard off football after watching Rangers get to a final against quality opposition.

IM sure the SPL want us back in the dark ages!

ridiculous, absolutely shocking

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I think that's good for us. They're missing out on four games, while we'll be full steam ahead.

Must ask, for the people who want the SPL to do the same to us - when the hell do you want this season to end?!?!

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I think that's good for us. They're missing out on four games, while we'll be full steam ahead.

Must ask, for the people who want the SPL to do the same to us - when the hell do you want this season to end?!?!

August! :BELM:

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