Celtic set for double Wednesday World Cup showing

By Lewis Laird

November 23, 2022

Celtic duo Josip Juranovic and Daizen Maeda are set to be in World Cup action today as Croatia and Japan get their campaigns underway.

Last Sunday, the competition in Qatar was kick-started as the best international teams from across the globe face off in the prestigious tournament.

As always, there has been Celtic representation, with players from past and present squads turning out for their international side.

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Yesterday, Hoops midfielder Aaron Mooy was the first current member of Ange Postecoglou’s squad to play at the World Cup.

The Australian played the entire 90 minutes for the Socceroos as they suffered a heavy opening defeat to reining World champions France.

And under 24 hours since watching their Celtic teammates in Qatar, two more Hoops stars are set to take to the field for the first time today.

First up, Josip Juranovic and Croatia will be taking on Morocco in the Wednesday earlier kick-off at 10 AM as they look to get their campaign off to a flying start.

Croatia reached the final of the competition last time out in Russia. So, I am sure Juranovic and his teammates will be hoping to achieve a similar feat.

Following the conclusion of Croatia’s opening game, next up in action is Japan, who will be facing another former World champion in Germany.

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Celtic frontman Daizen Maeda is expected to lead the line for his nation as they look to create another surprise upset at the winter tournament.

With the 24-year-old’s pace and pressing ability, Japan are going to be relying on Maeda to play a key role if they are to get anything out of this game.

Celtic set for double Wednesday representation in Qatar.

It is always great to see players from the past and present featuring at such a prestigious tournament as the world watches on.

Celtic supporters from across the globe will also be watching closely and cheering on those who are members of Ange Postecoglou’s squad.

We wish both Juranovic and Maeda all the best of luck as they look to help Croatia and Japan get out of the group. A win today would certainly go a long way to help achieve that feat.

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