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Published: 14:40 | 22/3/16

Aviva to host Barca v Celtic


Barcelona will play Celtic at the Aviva Stadium on July 30 as part of the International Champions Cup tournament.

The ten-team tournament will be played a various venues around North America as well as in Scotland, Sweden and Dublin.

Celtic will kick-off the tournament against Leicester City at Parkhead on July 23 before taking on the Catalan giants at the Aviva Stadium. Their final game will be against Inter Milan on august 13 at a venue yet to be confirmed.

"We are delighted to be invited to take part in such a unique and prestigious international tournament and join together with the other great names in world football in what we know will be a fantastic sporting occasion," Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell said.

“Celtic is proud to enjoy its own global profile and we are sure our involvement with the biggest names in the game will only increase interest in the club on a global stage.

“It is magnificent news that our supporters in Scotland and Ireland will be able to enjoy such exciting matches and we are sure our participation will be warmly welcomed by our fans who will look forward to Celtic meeting such a high calibre of opposition in Barcelona, Inter Milan and Leicester City.”

Liverpool and Chelsea will also compete for the International Champions Cup with the Premier League teams set to meet at the Rose Bowl in California on July 27

2016 International Champions Cup

Saturday, July 23
Celtic v Leicester City, Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland

Sunday, July 24
Paris Saint-Germain v Inter Milan, Autzen Stadium, Eugene, Oregon

Wednesday, July 27
Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain, Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Bayern Munich v AC Milan, Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
Liverpool v Chelsea, Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Saturday, July 30
Celtic v Barcelona, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
Chelsea v Real Madrid, TBA, United States venue
Bayern Munich v Inter Milan, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina
Liverpool v AC Milan, Levi’s Stadium; Santa Clara, California
Paris Saint-Germain v Leicester City, Los Angeles, California. TBA venue

Wednesday, August 3
Barcelona v Leicester City, Friends Arena, Stockholm, Sweden
Bayern Munich v Real Madrid, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Chelsea v AC Milan, U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Saturday, August 6
Liverpool v Barcelona, TBA European venue

Saturday, August 13
Celtic v Inter Milan, TBA European venue

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