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Wolves call off Korean friendly against Celtic

Wolves have announced the cancellation of their pre-season friendly with Celtic on July 26.

The English club were due to play Roma then the hoops of July 26 but after issues with the organisers have decided to pull out and look elsewhere for pre-season matches.

Celtic announced matches against Yokohama F Marinos on July 19 and three days later against Gamba Osaka but the game against Wolves has now been shelved.

This morning Wolves announced:

With great regret, Wolves can confirm that the club has been forced to withdraw from its pre-season fixtures and tour to South Korea next month.

The withdrawal from the scheduled matches, which were set to take place at the end of July, comes after numerous financial and logistical obligations were not met by the tour’s promoter, Stadium X/USG.

Wolves were due to play Europa League finalists AS Roma and Scottish champions Celtic, but after weeks of delays by the promoters and tickets not yet on sale for the matches, the difficult decision has been made to terminate the contract with the promoters and pull out of the tour.

General manager for marketing and commercial growth Russell Jones has expressed his huge disappointment that matters beyond the club’s control have caused Wolves’ first ever visit to Korea to not go ahead. 

Celtic will have a couple of options to consider including a match against Roma or a local Korean side on July 26 or an additional match in Japan.

With a month to go the postponement won’t make any real difference to Brendan Rodgers plans but the club will have been anxious to push a few commercial buttons in Korea around Oh Hyeon-gyu.

Celtic have never played before in South Korea despite having Ki Sung- Yeung and Cha Du-Ri at the club for a couple of seasons.

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