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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths to take time out from football

Leigh Griffiths has been a regular for Celtic since joining in 2014.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that striker Leigh Griffiths will take some time away from football to focus on personal issues.

Griffiths recovered from injury and illness to return for Celtic in their 5-1 win over Kilmarnock at the weekend, but Rodgers said he will be unavailable for selection indefinitely ahead of their Europa League clash with Red Bull Salzburg.

"Leigh will be out of football for a little period of time," Rodgers told a news conference. "He's had ongoing issues...

 By PA Sport

Leigh Griffiths delighted to score on 100th league appearance for Celtic

Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring for Celtic against Rangers at Ibrox.
Leigh Griffiths joined Celtic in January 2014.

Leigh Griffiths was pleased to score on his 100th league appearance for Celtic as they eased to a 2-0 win against derby rivals Rangers at Ibrox.

The Scotland international added to Tom Rogic's opener to secure his side a third-straight win and maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

He has scored 67 goals in his 100 Scottish Premiership appearances for the club, and speaking about his record, Griffiths told Sky Sports: "It's not too bad.

"I could have had a few more with the chances I've missed,...

 By PA Sport

UEFA gives Celtic's Leigh Griffiths one-game ban after Linfield provocation

Leigh Griffiths was banned after tying a Celtic scarf in the goal against Linfield.

Leigh Griffiths has been suspended for the first leg of Celtic's Champions League third qualifying-round clash against Rosenborg after UEFA took action against the striker and the club.

Griffiths received a one-match ban for "provoking supporters" at the end of their win over Linfield, who have been hit with a partial closure of their stadium for their next European game after the striker was pelted with missiles, in the first leg of the previous round.

Celtic have also been sanctioned with three...

 By PA Sport

UEFA accuses Celtic's Leigh Griffiths of provoking Linfield fans

Leigh Griffiths tied a Celtic scarf around the net in Belfast last week.

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths faces further disciplinary action on top of his bizarre Belfast booking after being accused of "provoking" Linfield supporters.

UEFA has opened a case against Griffiths over his actions at the end of Celtic's 2-0 Champions League win at Windsor Park on Friday.

The Scotland international, who was earlier pelted with missiles including a glass bottle, tied a Celtic scarf to a goalpost.

The European governing body has also instigated disciplinary action against Linfield...

Kane keeps England on track to deny Scotland a famous victory

GLASGOW, Scotland -- Here are three points from Scotland and England's 2-2 draw in World Cup qualifying. 

1. Kane saves England, denies Scotland

An injury-time goal from captain Harry Kane saved England from defeat to Scotland by salvaging a 2-2 draw at Hampden Park after Leigh Griffiths thought he had won the game with two free kicks in the last four minutes of normal time. Earlier, England had gone ahead through substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The result doesn't make a huge amount of...

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Kolo Toure, Jozo Simunovic and Leigh Griffiths miss Celtic's trip to Germany

Jozo Simunovic is a surprise absence for Celtic in the Champions League.

Celtic have travelled to Germany without Kolo Toure, Jozo Simunovic and Leigh Griffiths for their Champions League encounter with Borussia Monchengladbach.

Toure had been struggling with a thigh problem and missed Saturday's victory over Aberdeen but the absence of Simunovic is a major surprise.

The Croatian kept his fourth clean sheet in a row after coming in alongside Erik Sviatchenko for the 1-0 Premiership win at Pittodrie.

Manager Brendan Rodgers indicated after the game that the pair would...