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Tickets for Linfield ‘s huge Champions League showdown with Celtic in Belfast are set to go on sale tomorrow.

The all-ticket game will take place at Windsor Park on Friday, July 14 (5pm kick-off).

Full details of the arrangements are expected on Wednesday afternoon with the sale of tickets expected to commence on Thursday.

In a statement on the club’s website, Linfield said: “The club has been working with the relevant authorities and with Celtic Football Club to make provisional arrangements for this game. No tickets will be made available to away fans for this fixture.

“Full details of ticket arrangements for the game will be published on Wednesday afternoon and it is expected that sales will commence on Thursday.

“We appreciate the continued cooperation from supporters as we put plans in place for the second qualifying round. We will also announce arrangements soon for supporters wishing to travel to the away tie in Glasgow.

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“The manager, staff and players deserve enormous credit for their achievement in progressing through to the second qualifying round. We now look forward to a massive challenge against the Scottish Champions Celtic and it should be a great occasion for everyone associated with the club.

Linfield defeated La Fiorita 1-0 on aggregate to book their place in the second qualifying round.
That tie with Celtic is expected to pocket the Blues in the region of £1million through gate receipts, merchandising and UEFA prize money.

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