Football: Celtic Play-off In Israeli Desert, Europe's Most Southern Stadium

Football: Celtic play-off in Israeli desert, Europe's most southern stadium

JERUSALEM, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Augst,2016) - When Celtic play Hapoel Beer-Sheva of Israel in the playoff round for the Champions League group stages, it will in the most southernly stadium in UEFA's history. The Israeli side were drawn against the Scottish giants on Friday, with the winner qualifying for the group stages of Europe's top football competition.

Hapoel shocked Greek giants Olympiakos in the third qualifying round and the total unknowns are looking to make the group stages for the first time in their history. They play in the Turner Stadium in the desert of southern Israel, the most southerly stadium in European competition history, UEFA confirmed. For the Scottish club, used to far colder climes, the weather could be a hindrance -- temperatures in the summer can reach over 40 degrees in August.