Fulham - Amkar Perm - A Few Facts!
The draw for the final qualification round before the Europa League starts properly, was made on Friday.
After cruising through the last round, 6-0 on aggregate, we were drawn to play the Russian side, Amkar Perm.
No we knew absolutely nothing about this outfit so we had a quick delve through the search engines t see what we could gleam.
Unfortunately, it looks as if we`ve drawn a tie that will involve a huge amount of travelling as Amkar Perm are listed as the most easterly team playing competitive football.
Furthermore, we also discovered that their home stadium, wonderfully named the Zvezda Stadium was covered with artificial turf in 2005.
Presumably they are allowed to compete on such turf are they not?
The Stadium itself holds just over 19,000 and their manager is Dimitar Dimitrov and they finished fourth in their league last season
Looks like we`re about to enter, once again, unknown territory!