Rangers refute Celtic payment claim for controversial Australia friendly

Rangers have refuted claims Celtic will receive more from the Australia friendly tournament. (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group)

The Old Firm will take part in the four-team Sydney Super Cup alongside Syndey FC and Western Sydney Wanderers.

Celtic and Rangers face each other in the first ever international derby match between the sides.

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The participation from both clubs in the tournament has not been well received by many within both supports.

A report from Australia suggested Celtic would receive significantly more than their Glasgow counterparts.

Rangers have rubbished that speculation.

“This is factually inaccurate,” a spokesperson said. “Both Old Firm clubs will receive the same fee and overall payment.”

The game will be played in the 83,500 Accor Stadium with A-League CEO Danny Townsend believing it is “highly likely that it will be a sell-out.”

He said: “For every Scotsman I know in Sydney, one Celtic man is matched by one Rangers and that’s the beauty of that rivalry.”

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