CELTIC have switched the venue of their opening Champions League clash and will now travel to face FK Sarajevo in Bosnia for next month’s first leg tie.

The Hoops were initially drawn to stage the match in Glasgow, but with their opponents worried about the length of time it will take them to secure visas ahead of visiting Parkhead, the eight-in-a-row title kings have agreed to the change.

Sarajevo also say the first leg will be played at the Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium on Tuesday, July 9, although Celtic, who face a trip to Estonia or North Macedonia if they progress, have yet to confirm the dates.

In a statement posted on their website, the Bosnian league and Cup winners stated: “The first match was to be played in Glasgow, but due to the administrative procedures required by the organisation of the trip to Scotland, a swap was agreed between the clubs.

“Thus, the first match will be played on July 9 at the Asim Ferhatovic Hase Stadium, and the return match will take place seven days later in Glasgow.”


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