Details of Celtic's first pre-season match finally confirmed as SC Wiener Viktoria publish info

By John McGinley

June 26, 2022

Celtic’s 2022/23 campaign will get underway on 6th July in a pre-season match against SC Wiener Viktoria in Bad Erlach, Austria.

The Austrian club have published the information on their official website.

Matches against Rapid Vienna, Banik Ostrava, Blackburn Rovers, Legia Warsaw and Norwich City have all already been confirmed, but the first opponent had remained elusive until now.

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Wiener Viktoria play in Austria’s regional leagues and are also currently preparing for the new season. They will have played three friendlies by the time the Bhoys come calling.

The match won’t be played at Viktoria’s home stadium, but near Celtic’s training camp, at the home of SV Bad Erlach, which is about a 50-minute drive away from Vienna.

It will take place on Wednesday 6th July at 6:30pm local time, which is 5:30pm Celtic Park time.

Three days later, Ange Postecoglou’s Bhoys will take on old foes Rapid Vienna at their home stadium on 9th July before moving on to Czechia for the fixture against Banik Ostrava on 13th July.

Then, home supporters will get a chance to watch Celtic in action against Blackburn Rovers on 16th July before another trip away to Legia for Artur Borcu’s big goodbye on 20th July.

The final test will come at home to Norwich City on 23rd July, the weekend before the Scottish Premiership kicks off with a flag day against Aberdeen at Paradise.

In other news, Report: Celtic ‘well down the line’ with unnamed summer striker options.