Rangers to join Celtic in prestigious French summer tournament hosted by Lyon – The Scottish Sun

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RANGERS is set to play alongside Celtic in a glamorous preseason tournament next month – in FRANCE!

Negotiations are underway for Steven Gerrard’s team to join the Celts in an eight-club competition in Lyon in mid-July.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard

However, they HABIT face to face – and there will be no tickets for Scottish fans.

Celtic have already agreed to matches against Lyon – with former leader Moussa Dembele – and Nice by Patrick Vieira as well as a glamorous clash with Paris Saint-Germain.

But now the Gers should also join them for matches against Lyon and Nice.

Reports from France have said matches will be played at Groupama stadium in Lyon on July 16 and 18.

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Dembele joined Lyon last yearCredit: Reuters

The French government approved a crowd of up to 5,000 people from July 11, so fans WOULD HAVE will not be allowed in the matches – but the organizers say tickets will not be made available to Scottish supporters.

The eight club tournament is an original idea of ​​the Lyon boss Rudi Garcia.


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Earlier this month, he revealed that he wanted to face Scottish and Dutch clubs after the three countries canceled their seasons earlier.

Garcia said, “It is expected that eight teams will play at Groupama Stadium in two groups of four.

“He will mainly present French clubs, but also, hopefully, country teams who have seen their leagues stopped too early, such as Scotland, Belgium and the Netherlands. ”

Old Firm clubs will benefit from the British government’s “travel lanes”, which means that no 14-day quarantine period will be required upon their return.


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