Australia have released their 26-man squad for the World Cup, which includes current Celt, Aaron Mooy.

The 32-year-old has been building up his minutes for the Hoops and has been given the nod by Graham Arnold to represent his country at the World Cup once again, having done so previously in 2018.

Ange Postecoglou has backed the former Brighton star to show his best form after the World Cup but will be delighted to be selected for his national team, having played little football for months in China.

Among the list of players also includes other SPFL Premiership players but not selected is former Celt, Tom Rogic.

Having left the Scottish champions in May, the 29-year-old struggled to initially find a club, with him eventually signing for Championship side West Bromwich Albion in early September.

He is yet to make a significant impact down south, having only made five appearances for the side. Rogic hadn’t even been at the club for two months when boss Steve Bruce who he signed under, was replaced by Carlos Corberán, who doesn’t seem to fancy the former Celtic star.

Financially, with Rogic missing it will mean that Celtic are set to miss out on some money with clubs receiving fees on wherever players have been for the past two years. FIFA pay $10k per day, per player for every day they are involved in the tournament. Celtic will receive a share of the money for Aaron.

There will be a real buzz in Australia while the tournament is on, but firstly the Hoops are in town as they take on Everton and Sydney FC in the Sydney Super Cup which has been dubbed as Ange Postecoglou’s homecoming.


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