As the fans enjoy the World Cup, it has also given clubs something extra to think about. Normally, the players would not be getting this long of a break in the middle of a campaign. It also means that when the club season does resume, all form and momentum will be out of the window and it will be like starting from square one. Of course, that is not great news for teams like Celtic, who were in a commanding position.
One would be hoping that Celtic are able to pick up right where they left off when the World Cup break begun. The Hoops went into it nine points ahead of the Rangers, who have ended up changing managers between this period of time, replacing Giovanni van Bronckhorst with Michael Beale.
While it remains to be seen how that experiment goes, Celtic will have a camp away in Portugal in order to make sure that the players are up to speed when the club season resumes.
And they will be taking on Rennes in a friendly game on December 10, while away in Portugal, as announced by the Ligue 1 side on their official website.
Ligue 1 side make Celtic friendly announcement
Rennes are a very good team and they have produced some of the biggest talents in world football in recent years. Thus, this should prove to be a good test for the Hoops.
Of course, four players will not be a part of the game in the form of Aaron Mooy, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Josip Juranovic and Daizen Maeda, all away at the World Cup.
Mooy and Carter-Vickers have been able to make it to the last 16 with Australia and the United States respectively. On the other hand, both Juranovic and Maeda have a chance of doing the same as well, going into the final group stage game.