The World Cup action finally gets underway tomorrow in Russia with four Celtic players hoping that they have a part to play.
Tom Rogic, Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa looked nailed on starters for their nation while Dedryck Boyata has played his way into the start studded Belgian side with Vincent Kompany out injured.
Over the next month the eyes of the football world will be on Russia while on the home front Brendan Rodgers prepares his squad for the serious business of the Champions League.
Pat Bonner and Henrik Larsson have known success on international duty with some of the biggest names in Celtic’s post Lisbon history enjoying the global attention of the World Cup.
Unfortunately a number of Celts have suffered the frustration of making it to the World Cup Finals but suffered the frustration of being left on the sidelines. That group consists of Davie Provan, Jimmy Johnstone, Simon Donnelly, Jonathan Gould, Fraser Forster.
Among the Celts to have played at the World Cup are Emilio Izaguirre, Chris Morris, Tosh McKinlay, Georgios Samaras, Edson Braafheid, Jackie McNamara, Morten Wieghort, Marc Reiper and Darren Jackson but the Celtic World Cup XI is a very select side.
Apologies to the Celts that played in the 1954 and 1958 World Cup Finals.