Celtic’s u-20 side have been invited to the prestigious Al Ain International Juniors tournament in Abu Dhabi next month.
The young hoops will take part in the six team event alongside Inter Milan, Benfica, Dinamo Zagreb, Kishawa Reysol (Japan) and hosts Al Ain. The tournament runs from April 5 to 15.
Mohammed Obeid Hamdoun, CE of the organising committee said: “The championship has become well-known and a great successes due to the deep insight of the success strategy founder H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the championship patron and the first supporter.
“He adopted the championship idea after he set goals and priorities to become one of the most important and successful championship for youth and juniors. H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan adopted an ideal strategy that reached the highest points of success. The championship sought targets and attained them every year since the tournament opened in 2008.”
Celtic continue to be heavily involved in events like this with the club regularly receiving invites to take part in tournaments throughout the world.
Inter Milan won the inaugural Next Gen Series with Celtic one of the founder members of the competition.
On Sunday Celtic will be focusing on domestic matters when they host Kilmarnock in the semi-final of the SFA Youth Cup as they bid to win the trophy for the fourth year running.
Celtic are also looking to lift the league for the fourth year running with the competition now at u-20 level rather than u-19 with overage players also allowed to play.
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