Wigan Athletic to face Rubin Kazan in Europa League

Wigan Athletic manager Owen Coyle prior to kick-off against Doncaster on August 20, 2013
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Wigan Athletic will encounter a long trip to Russia to face Rubin Kazan in the Europa League group stages.

Wigan Athletic have been drawn in the same group as Rubin Kazan in the Europa League group stages.

The Latics are competing in Europe after winning last season's FA Cup, but manager Owen Coyle would have been hoping to avoid a trip to Russia.

The Championship outfit will also face Slovenian side Maribor, who lost in the Champions League playoffs to Viktoria Plzen.

The group is completed by Belgian outfit Zulte Waregem, with the first fixtures taking place on September 19.

Barnsley's David Flitcroft on the touchline during the match against Wigan on August 3, 2013
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