Everton announced on their website yesterday that the official supporters trip to Krasnodar has been cancelled.
The fixture, one of six Europa League group stage matches for Everton, is to be played on October 2nd against Russian Premier League side FC Krasnodar.
Liverpool Echo reporter Greg O'Keefe reports that problems finding planes to go to Russia was the actual cause for cancellation, not fan disinterest.
Spoken to independent tour operators who said it's difficulty getting planes NOT lack of interest behind Krasnodar trip probs #EFC— Greg O'Keeffe (@GregOK) September 9, 2014
The trip was to be offered to fans through travel agent Thomas Cook, who will continue to offer trips to the other Europa League matches against Lille and Wolfsburg. Everton will be returning to European football competition for the first time in five years, and there is no doubt that the Toffees will enjoy strong away support in France and Germany. But will Everton fans brave Russian unrest and lengthy travel to support their team against FC Krasnodar?