Barcelona face Celtic at the Aviva Stadium
Barcelona face Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on July 30 as part of the International Champions Cup tournament.
The contest which began in 2013 was based mainly in North America but just last year, games took place in the US, Canada, Australia, China, England and Italy.
The Hoops will be playing against Premier League champions-elect Leicester on the date of July 23 at Parkhead, they will then confront the Catalans in Dublin seven days later and in the prestigious 50th anniversary season of Celtic’s 1967 European Cup victory, it’s fitting that Celtic will take on Inter Milan in their final game.
That encounter where Barcelona face Celtic will take place on Saturday, August 13, with the venue is yet to be confirmed.
Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “We are delighted to be invited to take part in such a unique and prestigious international tournament and join together with the other great names in world football in what we know will be a fantastic sporting occasion.
“Celtic is proud to enjoy its own global profile and we are sure our involvement with the biggest names in the game will only increase interest in the club on a global stage.
“It is magnificent news that our supporters in Scotland and Ireland will be able to enjoy such exciting matches and we are sure our participation will be warmly welcomed by our fans who will look forward to Celtic meeting such a high calibre of opposition in Barcelona, Inter Milan and Leicester City.”
This year’s International Champions Cup includes some of the most successful clubs in the world, featuring many of the world’s top players. The 10 participating teams have won a total number of 190 domestic league titles, 246 domestic cup titles and also 36 UEFA Champions League titles but the draw where Barcelona face Celtic will be worth a look.
The 10 teams are: Celtic, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Leicester City and Chelsea. Matches will be played in stadiums throughout North America and Europe.