Celtic confirm Nice and Lyon matches live on Premier Sports but no news on broadcaster for PSG game

CELTIC have confirmed details on the three friendly matches that they will play next week in France and have urged all Celtic Supporters not to attempt to attend as there will be no chance of gaining admission to any of the matches.

The Nine-in-a-Row Scottish Champions will take part, as expected, in the Veolia Trophy at the Groupama Stadium in Lyon, playing Nice on Thursday, 16 July  Olympique Lyonnais on Saturday, 18 July.

Again please note that there will be no tickets available for these matches as French Government rules mean that just 5000 supporters will be admitted to these games and all invitations to attend will be given to local supporters in Lyon.


The squad is currently working on their pre-season preparations at the club’s base at Loughborough University before travelling to France next week for the mini-tour against top class opposition. The opening match against Nice kicks off next Thursday at 5.15pm (Celtic Park time) while the game next Saturday against tournament hosts Lyon will kick off at 7.45pm (again Celtic Park time).

These two games are available on Celtic TV to subscribers outside the UK and Ireland and it looks like we’ll have to pay for Premier Sports to see this tournament if you are in UK or Ireland., as per Celtic’s confirmation:

“Celtic’s games against Nice and Olympique Lyonnais will be available live to Celtic TV subscribers outside the UK and Ireland. All tournament matches will be broadcast live within the UK and Ireland on Premier Sports.”

Then on Tuesday, 21 July , the club have confirmed that Celtic will face French Champions Paris Saint-Germain in the Parc des Princes (KO: 6pm Celtic Park time) but there’s no details as to whether we are going to be able to see this match. Again there will be around 5000 invited PSG supporters at the Parc des Princes and no Celtic Supporters will be admitted so please do not travel.

Hopefully we’ll get some clarification soon on how we can see this game. If it’s anything like the last time we played PSG in Paris it might be better not to show it!

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