Celtic could reportedly be set for a Champions League fixture change. The Scottish Sun is reporting that the Hoops may have to switch their first leg of their Champions League qualifier against FK Sarajevo to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Hoops have been drawn at home in the first leg of the tie, on the 9th or 10 of July. However, the report claims that the ties may be switched to give the Sarajevo players enough time to get visas for the UK.

Good news for Celtic?

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Both sides are waiting for confirmation from UEFA to find out if the ties should be switched. This would be a bit of good news for the Hoops if it happened.

They would no doubt prefer to be away from home in the first leg. Sarajevo would not relish coming to a packed Celtic Park for the second leg.

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Start of marathon qualifying process

However, the Hoops should have enough quality to beat Sarajevo no matter where the first leg is. The tie against Sarajevo is the start of a marathon qualifying process for the Hoops.

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They will need to win four qualifying ties just to make the group stages of the Champions League. They failed at the third hurdle last season.


Neil Lennon will be hoping that the same thing doesn’t happen this season. All his thoughts will be on the Sarajevo tie though. He won’t be looking towards the future.

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