The Liverpool footballer, El Hadji-Diouf, has pleaded not guilty to spitting at a Celtic fan during a Uefa Cup match.
El Hadji-Diouf: Apologised after match
The player will now go on trial at Glasgow Sheriff Court on 4 September.
The Senegal striker is charged with assaulting Dominic Schiavone during the match at Parkhead in March which ended in a 1-1 draw.
He was not in court for Friday's brief hearing.
The incident led to a police investigation after which the player, who has apologised to Mr Schiavone, was charged.