Several Celtic players have today received their call-ups to their national sides for the up and coming international break at the end of this month.
Over the last few days, we have seen goalkeeper Vasilias Barkas missed out on a call-up for his nation but a few of his Celtic team-mates have been more fortunate in gaining the chance to earn further caps for their sides.
Both Kristoffer Ajer and Mohamed Elyounoussi were once again called up to the Norway squad which also features stars such as Erling Haaland and Martin Odegaard.
— Fotballandslaget (@nff_landslag) March 12, 2021
Nir Bitton has only just recently returned to training after picking up an injury against St Mirren several weeks back. However, that hasn’t stopped his national side, Israel, calling him up alongside former Celt Hatem Elhamed.
Israel National Team for games v Denmark, Scotland, Moldova: GK Marciano, Nitzan, Kleiman D Dasa, Dagani, Abu Hana, Arad, Tibi, Kandil, Elhamed, Blorian, Menachem, Tawhatha M Peretz, Natcho, Haziza, Bitton, Lavi, Solomon, Knaan, Abu Fani, Golasa F Zahavi, Weissman, Dabbur, Abada. pic.twitter.com/F8YsQ2sGiU
— Sports Rabbi (@thesportsrabbi) March 18, 2021
A little closer to home, Shane Duffy has received the call-up to the Ireland international side for their World Cup qualifiers. Both Lee O’Connor and Jonathan were also called up to the under-21 side for the nation.
Squad announced for FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifiers
29-player squad named for the three matches with first senior call-up for Gavin Bazunu ?
— FAIreland ⚽️?? (@FAIreland) March 18, 2021
An international break isn’t usually the most exciting time as a football fan but for anyone wanting their dose of Celtic action, there will be plenty of players out on international duty next week. However, I am sure this break will be welcomed by some Hoops fans after the season we have had.