AN entire Celtic team plus two substitutes are on call for international duty before the Premiership resumes against Motherwell at Parkhead a week on Saturday.
Four Hoops stars – Anthony Ralston, Greg Taylor, Callum McGregor and David Turnbull – are involved in Steve Clarke’s squad for their UEFA Nations League triple-header against Ukraine and the Republic of Ireland.
Scotland kick off the quickfire fixtures against the Ukrainians at Hampden this evening before hosting the encounter against Stephen Kenny’s side who have Liam Scales, on loan at Aberdeen, in their squad on Saturday evening.
THE MASKED MIDFIELDER…Callum McGregor wears his face protection on duty for Scotland last season.
The curtain comes down on Tuesday evening in Krakow, Poland when they face the Ukrainians again.
The champions have a trio of Japanese aces – Kyogo Furuhashi, Reo Hatate and Daizen Maeda – involved in their nations’ World Cup warm-up games against USA and Ecuador, scheduled to be played in Dusseldorf, Germany.
Aaron Mooy will fly to Australia for their home and away double-header with New Zealand.
Josip Juranovic will be brought into action when Croatia take on Denmark at home and Austria away in the Nations League.
HANDS UP IF YOU’RE HAPPY…Anthony Ralston enjoys the moment while in action for Scotland.
Liel Abada (Israel), Giorgos Giakoumakis (Greece) and Sead Haksabanovic (Montenegro) will be involved with their countries in the next two games in the Euro competition.
Matt O’Riley will be with the Denmark Under-21 squad as they take on Croatia in a double-header in the European Championship qualifiers.
Cameron Carter-Vickers would also have been involved with the USA, but the centre-back is injured and has remained at home.