Celtic have four players currently at the European Championships in Germany.

Greg Taylor, Anthony Ralston, James Forrest, and Callum McGregor are all representing Scotland at the summer tournament but halfway across the globe in South America, another bhoy is set to be in action.

Indeed, Jesse Marsch, who was linked with the Celtic job last summer, recently confirmed his Canada squad for the upcoming Copa America.

Alistair Johnston Celtic
20th April 2024; Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland: Scottish Cup Football Semi Final, Aberdeen versus Celtic; Connor Barron of Aberdeen challenges Alistair Johnston of Celtic

Expectedly, Hoops right-back Alistair Johnston was included and will likely start in the tournament opener in the early hours of Friday morning.

The Canadians take on World Champions Argentina in Atlanta, Georgia, meaning Johnston will be up against arguably the greatest footballer of all time, Lionel Messi.

Looking to build upon an impressive friendly draw with France last weekend where they kept a clean sheet against the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, and Ousmane Dembele, Marsch’s men will go into the game with a sense of encouragement.

Celtic fans will be keeping a close eye on the performance of Johnston, with kick-off set for 1 am.


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