Scottish football club Rangers FC today announced the Club will not be participating in the Sydney Super Cup in November.
In a statement, TEG Sport and Left Field Live, the co-promoters of the Sydney Super Cup, said: “We were disappointed to wake up this morning to Rangers FC’s statement that it will not be participating in the Sydney Super Cup.
“The Rangers Board committed to these matches following extensive negotiations over eight months. Seemingly in response to negative fan reaction, they have pulled out of their contracted commitment.
“We have worked closely with all stakeholders to bring this exciting event to Sydney and we refute any suggestion that we were unwilling to fulfil our commitments to Rangers. We have acted in good faith and have put the event on sale with a great response from fans here.
“In changing their minds, the Rangers Board has let down many, many fans in Australia and the Asian region. We will now consult with our stakeholders before determining our response.”
Rangers had agreed to play in two matches as part of a four-club Sydney Super Cup event from 16-20 November.
They were scheduled to meet Scottish rivals Celtic at Accor Stadium on Sunday 20 November. It was to have been the first time the two clubs had played each other outside of Scotland.
Rangers were also scheduled to play Western Sydney Wanderers at CommBank Stadium on November 16.