By Dr Dan Plumley

16th Nov, 2022 | 5:34pm

Finance expert issues 'lucrative' Celtic claim after confirmed news on multiple player suspensions

Celtic will not suffer any repercussions from Fifa for not allowing their players to join up with their national teams for friendlies in the World Cup break.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Celtic decided to keep all of their international players not heading to the World Cup so they could feature in the Sydney Cup.

There was no Hoops contingent in the Scotland squad while Carl Starfelt has not joined up with Sweden.

In normal circumstances, players could be suspended for their domestic clubs if they are not allowed to join up with their national teams.

“From what I can see, Fifa have only said that it’s only players that are competing in the World Cup that you have to release,” Plumley told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“If you are not in that situation, it’s at the club’s discretion. In that regard, Celtic have done nothing wrong there because it’s their call.

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“You can see from the club’s point of view, you can see why they want to keep the squad together because that will be a far more lucrative prospect for the football club.

“The issue here is not with Fifa. You just get that little bit of cause for upset from the national managers who want some of those players for friendlies against the club’s position. The club’s position is always going to win on that one.

“Celtic are quite within their rights to keep those players and have them over the break given that the season is going to start back up again.”

In other news, an insider has issued a “massive” Jota injury claim after a Celtic reveal.