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Rovers handed Lithuanian tie

11 Jul 2007 - 14:55:03

Blackburn Rovers will face Lithuanian side FK Vetra in the Intertoto Cup after potential third round opponents Legia Warsaw were expelled from the competition.

UEFA kicked Legia out after fans of the Polish club clashed with police when their side were trailing 2-0 to FK Vetra in the second round.

FK Vetra were awarded a 3-0 win by default and are now expected to play Rovers on either July 21 or 22, with the return leg at Ewood Park scheduled for the weekend of the July 28 or 29.

On Tuesday Rovers boss Mark Hughes revealed he expected Legia to be expelled from the competition due to the actions of their fans.

"I would suggest that UEFA will throw the book at Legia Warsaw," he said.

"I'd be very surprised in fact if they are still in the competition after today.

"Whether or not that is the case, we'll have to wait and see, but I'd be very surprised if Legia can go through after that.

"Obviously, I've only seen the highlights and read a few reports on the game so we'll have to wait and see.

"But either way, we'll prepare as we would do, whoever the opposition is."


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