Celtic’s European adventure was thrown up in the air on Tuesday night as it was reported that Midtylland fielded an ineligible player in their Champions League tie against the Parkhead side.

José Carlos Ferreira Júnior was given a six-match ban after kicking an opponent in the back twice, but it is alleged he breached his suspension. He resumed his suspension in the Danish sides game against PSV on Tuesday night, where his side suffered a 3-0 defeat.

José Carlos Ferreira Júnior was handed out this ban while on loan in the Brazilian league, but since it was issued by FIFA it would carry over to the European leagues, ultimately meaning both the club and UEFA are at fault.

If UEFA does decide to take disciplinary action, the rules declare that if Celtic challenge the player in question is being fielded the match could be forfeited, resulting in Celtic inheriting a 3-0 win – this would put Celtic through. However, I don’t believe such action will be taken, if any, but it will be interesting to watch this unfold over the next few days.

Celtic fans are familiar with ineligible players being fielded, with it happening twice already since 2011, both Sion and Legia Warsaw being found guilty of breaching the rules.


  1. So If Celtic get to play Psv, they only have a 0-3 result to defend? In reality this is a quarter of the goals this defence would have conceeded, against the Dutches.
    Maybe Fifa and Uefa will agree to disagree then.

    • Maybe but that is who CELTIC will play then even if beat by PSV we go right in to uefa cup groups.

      If this is not upheld Uefa for the right outcome then legals will be the name of the day only way to sort this out is Celtic play off with PSV nothing more or less over two games or a one off game…..

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