Kyogo and Hatate join Maeda in Japan Squad, Celtic confirm Gamba Osaka match

Celtic this morning announced the second fixture for their summer visit to Japan. The Scottish Champions will play Gamba Osaka on 22 July at the Panasonic Stadium Suita in Osaka with a local kick-off time of 7pm, which incidentally is 11am Celtic Park Time.

Meanwhile more news from Japan this morning with Yatao reporting the news that Celtic stars Reo Hatate, Kyogo and Daizen Maeda have all been called up the the Japan National side for the Kirin Cup matches against El Salvador on 15 June and Peru on 20 June. More on all of this from Yatao who will be publishing his latest article on The Celtic Star today.

Football: Celtic player Kyogo Furuhashi Celtic forward Kyogo Furuhashi holds up the Scottish Premiership Player of the Year trophy he won in Glasgow, Scotland, on May 14, 2023.

Daizen Maeda has been a constant in the Japan squad but Celtic fans were left baffled that Kyogo, now Scotland’s Player of the Year and top goalscorer, and his midfield teammate Reo Hatate have been overlooked for the national squad. Both thought will now get their chance in June.

Reo Hatate has been named as the cinch Premiership Player of the Month for February

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The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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