CELTIC’S Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk in Poland on Wednesday will almost certainly get the green light.
Domestic football in the UK this weekend has shut down as a mark of respect following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 on Thursday.
The Hoops’ Premiership match against Livingston, due at Parkhead this afternoon, has been postponed and Ange Postecoglou’s side now face a problem in trying to fit the cancelled encounter into a tight fixture list before the turn of the year.
There is also uncertainty over the champions’ trip to Paisley to face St Mirren a week tomorrow with a date yet to be confirmed for the royal funeral while the country is in a period of official mourning.
A BIG HAND…Callum McGregor and Joe Hart lead the Celtic players in their appreciation of the support after the Champions League encounter against Real Madrid at an emotional Parkhead on Tuesday.
UEFA have been in discussions with Britain’s 10 clubs involved in the three European competitions and an official update is expected within 48 hours.
However, it appears clear Celtic WILL go ahead with their Group F match against the Ukrainians in the Polish capital of Warsaw in midweek.
The club’s official tickets’ page is still confirming this morning that “a limited number of tickets for the away match v Shakhtar Donetsk” are still on sale.
Postecoglou’s men will be desperate to get back into action as quickly as possible in their efforts to get points on board following the loss to Real Madrid in Glasgow during the week.
Alongside the Hoops, Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s Ibrox side and Hearts are representing Scotland, while Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester United and West Ham carrying the flag for England.
UEFA is not bound by UK jurisdiction and it is anticipated there will be no widespread cancellations.