Date: 24th December 2018 at 7:05am
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was under attack for claiming that Celtic’s SPFL fixture at Ibrox is more important than an Asian Cup group match between Australia and Jordan- a week after the derby.

The BT Sport pundit was outspoken in his criticism of the decision to deny to play in Saturday’s derby in order to join up with the Australian national squad.

Rather be in the thick of the action at Ibrox the midfielder will be preparing for a friendly against Oman ahead of Asian Cup group matches against Jordan, Palestine and Syria.

That schedule and Graham Arnold insisting that his squad get together on December 27 has infuriated Celtic fans with Rogic trapped in the middle.

Celtic could have had Rogic in Dubai on the morning of December 30- a week ahead of the opening group match against Jordan but the Socceroos have insisted that he misses out on the game at Ibrox.

Under FIFA rules Australia could have insisted on having their players called up on December 24 but taking them away from their family on Christmas Day would hardly have boosted morale with the real action, the knock out phase of the Asian Cup not starting until January 20.