Celtic and Barcelona confirmed to meet in Dublin friendly

The two teams will play in the Aviva Stadium on July 30th

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Celtic's Efe Ambrose challenges Barcelona's Andres Iniesta. Picture by: Andrew Milligan / PA Archive/Press Association Images

(Updated 14.39)

The Aviva Stadium is set to host a glamour summer friendly between Celtic and Barcelona this summer.

The sides meet in Dublin on July 30th, as the continue their preparations for the Scottish Premiership and La Liga seasons.  The two teams last met in a competitive match in December 2013, when the Catalan side won 6-1 in the Champions League in Barcelona.

The match will International Champions Cup series. The event currently hosts games each summer involving major European sides in America, China and Australia.

Last year Barcelona faced Manchester United, LA Galaxy, Chelsea and Fiorentina in the tournament. Celtic have yet to feature in the event which began in 2013.

Games are set to take place around Europe with Glasgow and Stockholm also hosting games, involving Premier League leaders Leicester City, Liverpool and Inter Milan.

The tournament was created by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Earlier this month, Ross met executives from Premier League clubs in a London hotel reportedly about creating a European Super League.

Dublin has not hosted any friendlies between European clubs in the Aviva Stadium since Celtic played Liverpool in 2013. In 2011, Celtic, Manchester City and Inter Milan featured in the Dublin Super Cup.