CELTIC have been thrown into a European waiting game as they face a delay before they discover next week’s Europa League third qualifying round opponents.

Tonight’s tie between their potential foes has been called off amid controversy.

Riga’s encounter with Tre Fiori kicked off in Latvia, but was then abandoned due to freak weather and concerns over the safety of the stadium.

The hosts are hoping to rearrange the game for tomorrow, but the San Marino outfit apparently have a flight chartered for later this evening, according to a report in the Daily Record.

UEFA may step in as they are taking extra precautions amid the coronavirus pandemic in terms of travel arrangements for visiting sides.

A potential punishment could be Tre Fiori are awarded victory, but it’s more likely the tie will be allowed every chance to be played in the Latvian capital.

The Hoops will have to be patient as they await to see how this one plays out.

Neil Lennon’s menĀ face two potential qualifying rounds if they are to reach the competition’s group stage after losing out in the Champions League for the third consecutive year after losing 2-1 to Ferencvaros in Glasgow last month.

If they get through next week, they will be involved in a play-off match for which they will not be seeded.

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