UEFA confirm Bodo/Glimt kick-off times; Celtic set for early start in Norway

By Hamish Carton

December 14, 2021

UEFA have confirmed the kick-off times for Celtic’s Europa Conference League tie against Bodo/Glimt.

Ange Postecoglou’s Hoops were paired with the Norwegian champions at yesterday’s draw in Switzerland.

And, while we already knew the dates for the two-legged tie, the kick-off times have now been rubber-stamped by European football’s governing body.

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Celtic set for early kick-off away to Bodo/Glimt

Celtic will host Bodo/Glimt in the first leg on Thursday 17th February, with the game kicking off at 8pm.

The return leg in the far reaches of Norway, will take place a week later on Thursday 24th February, with the earlier kick-off time of 5:45pm. (UEFA)

Glimt are the seeded side in the draw, hence the home advantage in the return leg, although away goals will not be in force.

Photo by Tullio Puglia – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images

Of course, Celtic are no stranger to these earlier kick-off times in Europe. Our visits to Real Betis and Bayer Leverkusen both kicked-off at 5:45pm.

Bodo/Glimt tie will also move domestic fixtures

The tie with Bodo/Glimt will also mean that a couple of domestic fixtures are moved.

Our home clash against Dundee, currently set for Saturday 19th February, will be moved back by a day, while the same will also happen to our trip to Hibernian a week later.

Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Now we’ve got those dates in the diary, we can park the idea of facing Kjetil Knutsen’s side for a wee while yet, and focus on the immediate priority: getting top of the table as soon as possible.

In other news, Ange Postecoglou has been speaking about James Forrest’s injury blow