CELTIC has been named a team participating in the Generation Adidas Cup, with the Under-17 and Under-15 squad set to jet off for the second week in April.

Celtic will be joined by Manchester United, River Plate, Valencia and Porto. It’s an excellent opportunity for our youngsters to go toe-to-toe with some of its best academies.

The matches will be live-streamed on Youtube and Twitch, meaning Celtic fans can tune in to watch the stars of the future.

Forty teams have been drawn into ten groups. The under-17s have been drawn into a group alongside Atlanta, New England Revolution and FC Cincinnati. Meanwhile, the under-15s will face Austin, Seattle Sounders and Sporting KC.

Matches will be 60 minutes long, with 30-minute halves, and will be from the 9th to the 12th of April.

If Celtic qualify from their group, they will reach the knock-out round, and it becomes a knock-out tournament until there is a winner.

It’s excellent that Celtic have the opportunity to play in this tournament. It gives players a different challenge. Those who have played in the B side this season also allow them to step up and prove themselves on a bigger stage.


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