F.C. Copenhagen to face Rangers in January friendly

F.C. Copenhagen's first friendly match after the winter break will be against Rangers FC in Glasgow on Tuesday 16 January.

The game will kick off at 9pm (8pm local time) and mark the start of the Lions' preparations for the second half of the Danish Superliga season.

"We are very happy with this opportunity to begin our preparations with a friendly match like this against a strong opponent who can test us in our first game (of the year), just as we experienced with the Leverkusen game in January this year," says FCK head coach Jacob Neestrup.

The match will be played at Ibrox Stadium and is open to spectators, with Rangers FC putting tickets on open sale to their fans on 22 December. More information about tickets for the away section for F.C. Copenhagen fans will follow.

We also plan to stream the match in the FCK App and on tv.fck.dk.

We last met Rangers FC 20 years ago when we drew 1-1 in a Champions League qualifier, before losing 2-1 in the second leg in Parken thanks to a late Rangers goal.

Previously we've also met the Glasgow side in friendly matches in Parken in both 1996 and 2001.

Rangers, like F.C. Copenhagen, are competing to play in European knockout games after the New Year. Next week they face Real Betis in Seville in their last group game in the Europa League.

The Scottish Premiership will take a short winter break, beginning on 2 January. Our friendly on 16 January is therefore part of Rangers' preparations to face Dumbarton in the Scottish Cup on 20 January, and a return to league action against Hibernian on 24 January.

F.C. Copenhagen will attend a training camp in Portugal from either 31 January or 1 February until 10 February. The club also plans to arrange more friendly games.