Feyenoord will now play their Europa League match against Zorya Lugansk in Kiev rather than in Lugansk.

  • By Himanshu Dhingra
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fey dkdnThe Dutch side had expressed reservations and wanted the tie to be moved out of Ukraine in light of recent political tensions.

UEFA have rejected the claims of moving the match out of Ukraine but moved the match from Eastern Ukraine to Kiev in the North central of the country.

The dates for the tie have also been reversed with the away fixture to be held first on August 21 followed by home fixture on August 28.

Technical director Martin van Geel said on the club’s website that it is uncomfortable to play in Kiev but he is happy the dates have been reversed and it is better for the players to have the decisive match on home ground.

The Rotterdam club find themselves in Europa League after having lost their UEFA Champions League Qualifier against Turkish side Besiktas 5-2 on aggregate.

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