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17th Jun, 2018 | 3:40pm

Celtic 28-year-old impresses in WC debut, but Parkhead career still looks doomed


Celtic right-back Cristian Gamboa impressed for Costa Rica in his World Cup debut in Russia.

The 28-year-old worked non-stop during the game, getting up and down the wing in attack and defence, and indeed a brilliant cross almost created a late equaliser in the 1-0 defeat to Serbia on Sunday afternoon.

His performance was in fact reminiscent of Kieran Tierney’s for the Hoops, as he placed as much emphasis on attack as he did defence.

However, unlike Tierney, Gamboa doesn’t look to have much of a future at the Hoops despite his good performance in the world biggest’s football tournament.

Indeed, Brendan Rodgers will probably be pleased that Gamboa started the game, as some watching scouts were no doubt impressed by his performance are might well put in a bid for the player when the World Cup comes to a close.

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It is still quite bizarre that Gamboa has kept his place in the Costa Rica team and is a starter at the World Cup after playing so few games for the Bhoys – only three in the entirety of last season.

But then when you see his performance for Costa Rica against Serbia it makes more sense.

Gamboa will probably have two more matches at the World Cup, and if he plays at a similar level to that which he did against Serbia he will more than likely get a move from the Hoops later this summer.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has a big decision to make about his starting line-up in the CL qualifiers 

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