The Scotland factor set to heavily impact Celtic’s Quarter Final fixture

Celtic drew Hearts in the Scottish Cup Quarter Finals in the draw at Hampden earlier today. Ange Postecoglou’s side were handed the trickiest tie of the next round as they will need to get by Edinburgh club if Celtic are to return to Hampden.

The ties are due to be played on the weekend of the 11th/12th March. However, Scotland face Ireland in the Six Nations Rugby tournament at Murrayfield on Sunday 12th March. This game will kick off at 3pm and means that the game will almost certainly be played on the Saturday with an evening kick-off.

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With Murrayfield set to be at capacity for the rugby on the Sunday, transport to the Scottish capital will be stretched. Given the proximity of Tynecastle to Murrayfield, the Police and organisers of the Scottish Cup will want to avoid a clash as the Scottish Champions come to town.

Celtic were 5-1 winners in Saturday evening’s game against St Mirren with goals from Daizen Maeda, a brace from Reo Hatate, Oh and Matt O’Riley. Meanwhile, Hearts ran out winners in a game against Hamilton Accies on Friday night.

Details will follow with kick-off times confirmed but the Scotland rugby factor will heavily impact upon the day that is selected as Celtic face Hearts.

The rest of the draw is as follows:
– Falkirk v Ayr United
– Inverness CT v Kilmarnock
– Rangers v Raith Rovers

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