Journal De Bruxelles - Celtic and Rangers to play each other in Sydney

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Celtic and Rangers to play each other in Sydney
Celtic and Rangers to play each other in Sydney

Celtic and Rangers to play each other in Sydney

Celtic and Rangers will play a derby outside Scotland for the first time when they meet at the Sydney Super Cup in Australia this year, local officials said.

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The two Glasgow powerhouses will take part in a four-team tournament with A-League sides Sydney FC and Western Sydney Wanderers from November 16 to 20.

"This will be the first time in history this iconic match-up has been played outside of Scotland," New South Wales Sports Minister Stuart Ayres said in a statement late Wednesday.

Celtic are managed by Australian Ange Postecoglou, who said he was "super excited" to be heading home.

"It will be special," he said. "The club's always had a strong connection with Australia, and I know how passionate the supporters' groups are down there and how they follow the club."

The clash between the Old Firm rivals will be held at the 83,000-capacity Stadium Australia on November 20 during a five-week break in domestic football ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

R.Vercruysse--JdB