Izaguirre accused of allowing another footballer to drive his car while uninsured


Celtic footballer Emilio Izaguirre has been called to court in Edinburgh on charges of letting fellow footballer Jorge Carlos drive his car without insurance.

The defender, who is under contract at the Scottish Premiership club until 2015, had previously pleaded not-guilty to allowing the former Hibernian midfielder to drive his car without insurance. He faces trial next month.

Izaguirre had been ordered to appear in court on Wednesday but his solicitor told the court the Honduran was on international football duty in Mexico. He confirmed that the Crown had approved his absence.

The 27-year-old left-back is maintaining his not-guilty plea. The trial will begin on 3 October.