Celtic and Rangers tip 83,000 sales in Australia as different payment demands emerge

Rangers and Celtic are due to meet in November after being confirmed as participants in the Sydney Super Cup.

Taking the Old Firm Down Under clash and playing an exhibition game between the sides has been met with opposition from both fans on both sides of the Glasgow Division – but Australia soccer bosses believe the opposite will be true in the ‘southern hemisphere.

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Celtic and Rangers fans could sell a stadium halfway around the world, the Australian A-League CEO has suggested. (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group)

Australia’s A-League CEO Danny Townsend believes there will be enough interest to fill the country’s second-largest arena when games are played at the 83,500 Accor stadium, also known as The Stadium. Australia.

“There’s the Angel factor, of course. He’s a popular figure here and someone our country is really proud of.

“He has moved from the A-League to the J-League and is now playing a part in such an influential global club as Celtic. Bringing him back and playing against the big rivals will sell very well.

“Yes, it’s a huge stadium. But I think it’s very likely that it will be a sale.”

Danny Townsend, A-League CEO. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

“Rangers also have a huge following, simply because Australia has been built on waves of migrant population over the past 200 years.

“For every Scot I know in Sydney, a Celtic man is matched by a Rangers and that’s the beauty of this rivalry.

Ange Postecoglou sucks in his native Australia, but there are fans of both clubs in Sydney, Townsend insists. (Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)

“A sell-out is entirely possible. It’s a testament to the popularity of these two teams and, also, to the number of Scots here in Australia who are hungry to see two teams they love. Each of them is exciting.”

Corn sports website The Roar suggested there is an imbalance in payments and Celtic will receive $11million to bring Ange Postecoglou back to his homeland – with Rangers commanding less than half of that fee.

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