Rogic hit with one game ban

Celtic and Socceroos midfielder Tom Rogic has been hit with a one game ban for his wild celebration after scoring an incredible 92nd minute match winner in Sunday's Scottish Cup final against Aberdeen.

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The goal, which clinched an incredible treble for Celtic, was described as "the most important goal I've ever scored" by Rogic in an interview with Fox Sports.

However, the 24-year-old has pick up a one game ban for his exuberant celebration after scoring the incredible match winner with Rogic running to the grandstand to embrace the Celtic supporters.

Having already picked up a yellow card in the semi-final against Rangers, Rogic's yellow card for the celebration means he will have to sit out the first game of the Scottish Cup next season.

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The former Central Coast Mariners player isn't letting the ban bother him too much and has moved his focus to the Socceroos matches against Saudi Arabia and Brazil

He says his Scottish Cup winning goal will be hard to top, even if he was to score against Brazil.

“I don’t think so, but I can’t even think about that right now,” Rogic told Fox sports

“I don’t know if it will have made big headlines back home but my phone’s been going crazy.

“It’s without doubt the most important goal I’ve ever scored.

“I’ve been lucky enough to score a couple of late winners but nothing compares to that and when it’s in the last couple of minutes it makes it a little bit more special."

Rogic said the goal and celebrations are a bit of a blur, but would surely stick with him for a long time to come.



“I wasn’t really aware of how much time was left when I picked up the ball. I knew it was late, but not that late," he said.

“It’s hard to put into words. You don’t really realise what you’ve done at the time, so you don’t really know where to run or what’s happening.

“It’s a special moment and something I’ll look back on forever.”

Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is expected to include Rogic when he names a final 23-man squad for the June 8 World Cup Qualifier against Saudi Arabia in Adelaide and the clash with Brazil at the MCG on June 13.


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Published 30 May 2017 at 9:53pm
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