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UEFA knock back Celtic in request to play south of the border

Any request by Celtic to play one of their home Champions League fixtures in either England or Ireland next season will be denied by European governing body Uefa. If Celtic win the Scottish league title this season they will be required to play a two-legged Champions League qualifying match next summer.>p> But with Celtic Park, along with Ibrox and Hampden, all in use as Commonwealth Games venues, a new location for the game would need to be found.

Celtic's chief executive Peter Lawwell had asked Uefa to look at options for the tie, including stadiums outside Scotland.

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