FC Astana: From Across The Steppes To The Big Stage

FC Astana will take on Celtic in the 3rd round of qualifying of the UEFA Champions League in an effort to earn a place in the group stage of the competition for the second time.

As one of the remotest and smallest members of UEFA, the club has been on a relatively short but eventful journey since their inception seven years ago. The Panenka profiles the Kazakh club before they take of Brendan Rodgers’ team.

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UEFA blow hot and cold on Kosovo

With the UEFA Champions League Qualifiers in full swing it is worth sparing a thought for the recently crowned 2016 Kosovo champions who were banned from entering the European completion on technical grounds.

The Panenka looks at football in the newly formed country as the 210th member of FIFA. 

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