Sydney will host an exciting match-up between English Premier League club Everton and Scottish Premier League champions Celtic as they kick off the newly created Sydney Super Cup. The England v Scotland football rivalry will be on full display as these two iconic clubs face off in Sydney on Sunday, November 20, 2022.
The match will be played at Sydney's Accor Stadium and sees the return of Celtic Manager Greek Australian Ange Postecoglou to the venue of one of his most famous coaching wins when Australia won the AFC Asian Cup in 2015. The clash against Frank Lampard's Everton brings two UK football powerhouses to Sydney.
Everton, one of English football's oldest and longest-serving top-flight clubs, has competed in the highest division for a record 119 seasons. They are a club that is close to many Australian football fans' hearts after the successful career of Socceroos legend Tim Cahill at Goodison Park. Everton will be led to Sydney by their manager Frank Lampard – one of the biggest names in world football in the last 20 years, has made over 600 English Premier League appearances and received over 100 caps for the England national team. Lampard will be taking charge of his first entire season as the boss of the Blues.
The Australian link with Celtic has recently become even stronger with Socceroos legend Harry Kewell joining Postecoglou's coaching staff at Celtic for the upcoming season as they look to build on the success of Postecoglou's first season in charge that saw Celtic claim both the Scottish Premier League title, and the Scottish League Cup.
The Everton v Celtic clash will be part of a blockbuster three-match series that will also see Celtic take on Sydney FC on November 17 at the newly opened Allianz Stadium and Everton take on Western Sydney Wanderers on November 23 at CommBank Stadium. The series is part of the new Sydney Super Cup, a bi-annual football event held in Sydney that will bring Europe's top football teams to NSW every two years.