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ASTANA – The European football season started for three Kazakh contenders with the first qualification round of the Europa League on July 2 and 9. Two of them, FC Aktobe and FC Ordabasy Shymkent failed to deliver in the two-leg ties against Estonian and Israeli clubs respectively. Kairat Almaty, however, accomplished a remarkable victory against Crvena Zvezda, also known as Red Star Belgrade, winners of the 1991 European Champions Cup.
The first among the three Kazakh clubs, FC Aktobe is a joint record holder, along with FC Irtysh Pavlodar, …read more
Source: The Astana Times