Report: Everton agree to join Sydney Super Cup; will face Celtic

By David Walton

July 7, 2022

Everton have agreed to replace Rangers and face Celtic in the Sydney Super Cup, according to Australian outlet FTBL.

Reports last week stated that the English Premier League club were in talks over potentially entering the competition in November, which will take place during the World Cup.

It was previously announced that Celtic would face Rangers for the first time on foreign soil in the tournament. However, the Ibrox club went back on the agreement which led to an embarrassing mess with organisers scrambling for a replacement.

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However, FTBL have claimed that Everton are now locked in for the tournament and will indeed face Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic.

The Hoops will take on Sydney FC on November 17th and will likely be due to face Everton afterward. The organisers have yet to confirm the EPL club’s participation.

But it looks all but set in stone at this stage. When the news is made official, it’ll finally give us all some clarity about what’s going to happen in November.

Sydney Super Cup shaping up to be an exciting event for Celtic

Ange Postecoglou, as you would expect, has been plastered all over the advertising for the competition. Not surprising given it’s effectively a homecoming for him.

But the event itself is starting to shape up nicely for the Hoops. Perhaps even exciting for the supporters. That’s not something you could’ve said when Rangers were involved.

That wasn’t something many supporters wanted. The rivalry was always going to be far too heated for either side to get together for a kick about. It takes something away.

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But having Everton involved would certainly be a more interesting and exciting proposition. The Hoops haven’t played the Merseyside club since 2006 when they competed in a friendly at Celtic Park. The Boys would run out 1-0 winners.

Granted, plenty of top stars will be away with their national teams at the World Cup. It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of line-ups are involved.

Regardless, it looks as though Everton will indeed be the final name to join up. All we’re waiting for now is the official confirmation.

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