Celtic have announced a friendly with Belgian side Standard Liege as part of their preseason schedule.

However, the game is pencilled in for the 14th July at home, three or four days removed from the first leg of their first Champions league qualifier.

The timing of the game seems a little odd with it being during a critical qualifier.

But if you look at the dates for following qualifiers there is very little time for Celtic to catch their breath the further they progress.

This means Celtic will have to juggle the rigours of a normal preseason while trying not to slip up in the precarious qualifiers.

Here is a full list of qualifiers including the playoff round, if a Celtic manager to get there.


10/11 July: First qualifying round, first leg
17/18 July: First qualifying round, second leg
23 July: Third qualifying round draw, Nyon
24/25 July: Second qualifying round, first leg
31 July: Second qualifying round, second leg

1 August: Second qualifying round, second leg
6 August: Play-off round draw, Nyon
7/8 August: Third qualifying round, first leg
14 August: Third qualifying round, second leg
21/22 August: Play-off round, first leg
28/29 August: Play-off round, second leg