Walking down the street in Seville these days you're as likely to hear a Glaswegian accent as a Spanish one, with Rangers fans flocking from across the globe to support their side in the Europa League final.

Were it not for the scorching weather you could mistake Andalusia for Anniesland, and it's certainly a culture shock for a Glaswegian who made the move to the frozen north that is Canada.

Charlie McGowan grew up in Partick and Knightswood before emigrating to Toronto, but he wasn't going to miss his beloved Gers as they look to win the second major European trophy in their history, 50 years after the first.

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The Toronto Central Rangers Supporters’ Club has been going since 1995, with loyal fans famed for their willingness to travel across the globe for games.

And that meant Charlie got lucky in the ballot as he got his hands on one of just 9,500 gold dust tickets.

Standing on the banks of the river in Seville he told the Glasgow Times: "We were fortunate enough to get tickets through the lottery and quickly booked out flights and accommodation.

"I’m originally from Glasgow - Partick and Knightswood. I then moved to Toronto and I'm a member of the supporters' club."

Flights from Glasgow have been going for close to £2,000, making the cost of travelling from North America potentially eye-watering.

But Charlie had faith on his side as he snapped up flights in anticipation that Gio van Bronckhorst's side would make it all the way.

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He explained: “We did it in advance, we did one where you could get a full refund so we paid a premium. We booked the Air Canada flight to Barcelona which was refundable within 24 hours.

"We spent a few days in Barcelona to take in the culture and rest from the long flight and now we’re living this side (west) of the river in an AirBNB."

While the Canada-based fan admits he paid a premium for his experience, some where so confident they booked after the last 16 win over Borussia

That was the case for 33-year-old Mark, who is making the trip from Berlin alongside his Glaswegian dad and was confident as soon as the German giants were put to the sword.

Enjoying a pint in the sun he said: “I actually live in Berlin so I flew in yesterday from Berlin to Faro then got the bus across. We’re here for four nights in a nice penthouse apartment so I can avoid the madness - if that happens!

“I booked the penthouse after we beat Borussia Dortmund away.

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“I will put in the caveat that I used to work for booking.com so I was familiar with the processes and checked the free cancellation box!

“I never actually expected it to happen – in fact the free cancellation ended on midnight after the Leipzig game, so two hours later.

“I put a reminder on my phone saying ‘do not forget to cancel if this goes wrong’.

“But it’s great to be here and we've got great weather. I know you expect it in Seville at this time of year - but you don’t expect to be here at this time of year!"