Factfile on Krasnodar, Hearts’ potential Europa League foes

FC Krasnodar's Brazilian forward Ari scored against Everton in the 2014/15 Europa League. Pic: Getty

FC Krasnodar's Brazilian forward Ari scored against Everton in the 2014/15 Europa League. Pic: Getty

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We take a look at the Russian Premier League side that Hearts could face if the Tynecastle men can overcome Birkirkara next week:

Head coach: Oleg Kononov

Stdaium: Krasnodar Stadium, Krasnodar

Capacity: 33,000

Nicknames: The Bulls or the Black-Greens

Best European Result: Made the last-32 of the Europa League last season, losing out to Sparta Prague. Have defeated Everton and Borussia Dortmund in the past two seasons.

Key players: Brazilian striker Ari is technically gifted and has an eye for goal, while Polish international Artur Jedrzejczyk is part of a miserly defence.