Rangers have announced that they have withdrawn from the Sydney Super Cup in a statement released this evening.
“Rangers can confirm the Club will not be participating in the Sydney Super Cup in November 2022,” the club said.
“After it became clear the tournament organisers were unwilling to fulfil their commitments to Rangers, we have, with immediate effect, terminated the Club’s agreement with the organisers.”
Original Article posted on the 2nd of March.
Celtic Football Club have announced that they will tour Australia in a four-team tournament during the period of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
It will mark Ange Postecoglou’s return to Australia who has an incredible start to his first season in the Celtic, currently sitting on top of the Scottish Premiership with a three point lead over second placed Rangers.
Celtic last toured Australia in 2011, losing to the Central Coast Mariners and defeating both the Melbourne Victory and Perth Glory.
The three remaining teams to participate in the tournament have yet to be announced.
In an official statement said to Celtic’s website, Ange Postecoglou said:
“I haven’t been home for almost three years by the time this comes around so I’m super-excited.
“It is a homecoming in many respects. That’s where my roots are, that’s where I grew up and I know that since I’ve been in this position at Celtic, people have been following my journey, whether they know me or not, and I’ll have a great sense of pride going back to Australia as manager of Celtic.
“It will be special. The club’s always had a strong connection with Australia, and I know how passionate the supporters’ groups are down there and how they follow the club, whether that’s been with Tommy Rogic or Scotty McDonald, or Jackson Irvine – people who have passed through the club – and now I am manager of the club.
“And I think the Australian public in general will take great pride that one of theirs is in charge of such a famous club.
“We just want to represent this football club and what it’s all about. I’ve understood the responsibility I have for it since I’ve taken on the role, but I just know how passionate people are and the first thing is they’ll want to get to a ground and watch the team play, just to have that feeling.
“It’s enormously important because I don’t take for granted the distance between here and back home, and you need to understand that, for people to be that passionate about a football club that’s halfway around the world – most of them are watching our games in the middle of the night.
“So for them to be able to share it with other people that they follow this club with and watch the team live will be a special moment for them.
“And it will create, I think, a unique atmosphere which only a Celtic crowd can provide. So for Australia sporting followers, they’re realise it’s something special.
“Just being back on home soil and bringing this great football club to my shores will be special.”
More announcements are set to be communicated in the coming weeks, with several reports in Australia suggesting a fixture against fellow Scottish side Rangers may occur within this four-team tournament.