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Rangers fined by UEFA for late kick-off against Benfica

Rangers v Benfica – UEFA Europa League – Group D – Ibrox Stadium
(Image credit: Andrew Milligan)

Rangers have been fined 10,000 euros by UEFA after last month’s Europa League match against Benfica kicked off late.

The 2-2 draw at Ibrox on November 26 failed to start on time and UEFA has punished the Scottish club.

Boss Steven Gerrard had also been in trouble for the late kick-off but proceedings against him were closed.

The decision of the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body means the fine must be paid within 90 days.

It is the second time Rangers have been fined by UEFA after they breached ‘Return to Play’ guidelines during their Europa League play-off clash against Galatasaray.

They were hit with a 5,000 euros fine after they reportedly made an error in following fresh rules regarding stewarding zones for European competition.