Celtic coach arrives at the World Cup for co-commentary duties

By John McGinley

November 22, 2022

Celtic first-team coach Harry Kewell has arrived in Qatar to take in the 2022 World Cup and perform media duties for major Australian broadcaster SBS.

Kewell has had a busy few weeks – rounding off Scottish Premiership action in Glasgow with Celtic, travelling to Australia with the squad for the Sydney Super Cup and now off to the Middle East for more work duties.

He’ll be on commentary for Australia’s massive match against France later and the Celtic coach admitted he’s actually feeling a bit nervous about the task, given it is out of his comfort zone.

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Speaking to SBS in Doha earlier, he told colleague David Basheer: “I would love to say I’m fresh and well, but the adrenaline of the World Cup and what it brings to people – that’s what is keeping me going. I’m excited for this, I’m excited to be here, it looks fantastic so I can’t wait to get right into it.

“To be honest with you, I’m actually a bit nervous. The way my mind thinks, it goes 100mph, and I’m hoping we can connect on a great level. And I know we will, because we’ve been working on it for the last couple of months.

“It’ll be interesting to see, because it’s a tough gig, it’s different than what I’m used to. But I’m excited about it. To commentate on certain games is great but to be able to commentate at the World Cup and with my national team is something I’ve always wanted to do. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Kewell will be hoping for a shock Socceroos result against holders France, just like his boss Ange Postecoglou and Celtic star Aaron Mooy.

Mooy is a contender to start against the French and Celtic fans everywhere will be excited to see what he can offer in this tournament after decent progress with the Bhoys.

It’s a tough ask to pick up a result but the very best of luck to all Australians tonight!

In other news, Timo Weah shines on the world stage and offers Celtic fans a pertinent reminder.