SEAD HAKSABANOVIC will be going with Celtic for the inaugural Sydney Super Cup.
The forward was involved in a bit of club and country confusion when he was named in the Montenegro squad for their forthcoming international double-header, as CQN reported yesterday.
Ange Postecoglou had already informed Scotland that Hoops players such as Anthony Ralston, Greg Taylor, David Turnbull and James Forrest would not be available for selection for Wednesday’s friendly in Turkey.
HEADING DOWN UNDER…Sead Haksabanovic will play for Celtic in the Sydney Super Cup tournament.
The Greek-Australian took the same hardline stance with Giorgos Giakoumakis (Greece), Carl Starfelt (Sweden) and Liel Abada (Israel).
However, Haksabanovic, his £1.7million signing from Rubin Kazan in August, was still named in his adopted nation’s pool of players for the meetings with Slovakia and Slovenia.
However, Postecoglou confirmed the winger WILL be heading Down Under for the game against Sydney FC on Thursday and Everton three days later.
The Parkhead gaffer, speaking on Celtic TV, insisted: “There’s no situation. Everyone who isn’t going to the World Cup is going to Australia with us. It’s not an issue.
“It’s not a designated international window. FIFA have allowed clubs to make their own decisions and we’ve made our decision as a club. I don’t need to discuss it with anyone. That’s the decision that’s been made.
“Anyone who is not going to the World Cup will be with us in Australia.”
Postecoglou will be without Cameron Carter Vickers (USA), Josip Juranovic (Croatia), Aaron Mooy (Australia) and Daizen Maeda (Japan) who will be representing their nations in Qatar with the tournament kicking off a week on Sunday and concluding on December 18.