Socceroos share footage as Celtic pairing are reunited at World Cup

By Lewis Laird

November 24, 2022

Celtic midfielder Aaron Mooy has a familiar visitor to the Australian World Cup training camp in Qatar on Wednesday evening.

The 32-year-old was reunited with fellow countryman and Hoops first-team coach Harry Kewell, who came down to watch his nation in training.

The Socceroos kick-started their World Cup campaign earlier this week when they faced off against current world champions France.

Unfortunately, their opening game of the tournament ended in defeat as the world-class French side came from behind to win 4-1 and pick up all three points.

Celtic coach Harry Kewell is regarded as a legend back in Australia after his days as a player, which saw him feature over 50 times for his country.

The former Liverpool and Leeds United winger was in attendance at his nation’s opening World Cup game, as he made his co-commentary debut.

And the 44-year-old proved to be a great hit on the microphone after he was praised for his performance when discussing the opening group stage defeat.

Kewell remained out in Qatar as Australia prepare to take on Tunisia on matchday two in a must-win game should they have hopes of advancing from Group D.

Ahead of their match-up, Kewell took a visit to watch the Socceroos in training. And he was reunited with fellow Celtic man Aaron Mooy as the pair caught up away from Lennoxtown.

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I am sure Kewell would have been providing Mooy with a few of his coaching tips before the Aussies take to the field on Saturday, which he has become used to receiving on a daily basis at Celtic.

The former English Premier League midfielder is expected to start for the 2nd match in a row at the World Cup, and he is going to need to contribute from the middle of the park should the Socceroos hope to take all three points.

Before the Celtic coach returns to join up with his fellow coaching staff and players, Kewell is likely to be doing more punditry out in Qatar.

Here’s hoping both Celtic men can have a strong end to the tournament on and off the pitch before meeting up once again ahead of the second half of the campaign.

In other news, Celtic’s transfer statement of intent leaves one player needing a January loan move.