Every Celtic player called up for their country as entire international picture emerges

By Hamish Carton

March 16, 2023

Celtic players have been finding out over the past 48 hours whether they’ll be featuring for their countries this month.

After Ange Postecoglou‘s Hoops face Hibernian on Saturday, the club game will once again be put on hold in favour of international matches.

Last night, we mentioned how Lennoxtown may be busier than usual this break, given that so many Celtic players haven’t been called up.

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However, there are still plenty going away to play for their countries.

Given that their are now more than 15 different nations represented in our squad, the job of working out who is and who isn’t away isn’t an easy one.

We’ll do our best to make this as straightforward as possible.

In terms of players not chosen by their countries for whatever reason, we have: Joe Hart, Greg Taylor, Kyogo Furuhashi, David Turnbull, James McCarthy, Jota, Yuki Kobayashi, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Tomoki Iwata, Alexandro Bernabei, Scott Bain, Ben Siegrist, Reo Hatate, James Forrest, Anthony Ralston and Stephen Welsh. (16 players)

Called up so far for full international squads are: Carl Starfelt (Sweden), Sead Haksabanovic (Montenegro), Liel Abada (Israel), Aaron Mooy (Australia), Hyeongyu Oh (South Korea), Daizen Maeda (Japan), Callum McGregor (Scotland) and Conor Hazard (Northern Ireland).

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At the time of writing, Canada haven’t announced their squad. But Alistair Johnston is nailed-on to be included. Matt O’Riley should also be part of the Denmark under-21 setup.

Earlier today, on-loan Hoops attacker Mikey Johnston was called up to the Republic of Ireland senior squad for the first time.

So we reckon there will be ten current Celtic first-team players away on international duty, with 16 left at Lennoxtown.

Knowing Postecoglou, they’ll be using their time wisely ahead of the run-in.

In other news, Celtic fans will have to wait to get their usual plaudits from Lee Johnston