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Celts may play Euro ties here in Dublin

CELTIC could be playing Champions League football in the Aviva Stadium or Croke Park next summer, according to chief executive Peter Lawwell.

With Parkhead tied up with next year's Commonwealth Games, Lawwell has confirmed that the club will be looking for a venue for some part of their Champions League programme.

"It looks like the second round qualifier will definitely be away from Celtic Park and possibly the third round.

"At the moment we have two or three options we are looking at internally.

"The most likely, and the one getting the highest consideration, is Murrayfield." he said.

"It is clear it is the right size, the right quality for the Champions League game and it is nearer Glasgow than others."

"We are looking at others outside the border, maybe in Ireland and the north of England, but as yet we don't know if UEFA would approve that. We are assessing the options before we go to UEFA."