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Linfield v Celtic: Hundreds queue for prized Champions League ticket

 

Hundreds queued round the block at Windsor Park to get their hands on a prized ticket for Linfield's historic clash with Celtic in a Champions League qualifier.

The two sides will meet in the second qualifying round on Friday, July 14 (5pm kick off).

Given the timing of the tie, the game was moved from its scheduled July 11 date and Celtic fans have been denied access to the game.

The return leg in Glasgow will be played on Wednesday, July 19 (kick off 1.45pm).

Linfield manager David Healy has declared that his team have earned the right to play Celtic in the Champions League and urged the Blues players to show their worth against Brendan Rodgers' Invincibles.

Read more: Linfield's chance to show we belong on the big stage: Healy

"From my point of view I want to be talking about a football match and nothing else," said Healy.

"It's about hosting the game. Can we do it? Of course we can. Belfast hosts big games. We have the proper stadium now to do that and hopefully everyone lets us get on with that."

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