Celtic excited about Aussie jaunt for TransLink Cup

Celtic are excited about facing Brisbane Roar in Australia after their glamour friendly was confirmed yesterday.

Celtic are excited about facing Brisbane Roar in Australia after their glamour friendly was confirmed yesterday.

The game in Queensland against Brisbane Roar will take place on Sunday, July 12 at Suncorp Stadium.

Celtic chief Peter Lawwell said the club was delighted to accept the invitation to play in Australia.

“Celtic are fortunate to enjoy the support of millions of people worldwide,” he said, “and it will be a great privilege to ensure that many of our Australian supporters have the chance to see the team play in their own country.

“As well as playing in the match we are hoping to stage a number of other supporter events and we are sure we will make this a trip to remember for Celtic and our fans.”

The Queensland Government were delighted to announce the ‘coup’ of getting Celtic to play there, and Premier Anna Bligh also said that the game against Brisbane Roar would constitute the annual ‘Queensland Roars Against Racism’.

“The ‘world game’ is surely the best vehicle to send the important message that racism will not be tolerated in Queensland,” she said.

“And given the enormous fan base Celtic has throughout the world, we are expecting their game against the Roar to be a sell-out.

“This game will bring thousands of people to Brisbane and will not only boost the game’s profile in Queensland but it will provide a much-needed economic boost as well.”

FIFA match agent Lou Sticca, who has Celtic star Scott McDonald on his books, put the game together along with Suncorp Stadium.

For more information, fans can visit roarvceltic.com.