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Violations of Corona

The Australian Football Association has proven national coach Graham Arnold with a fine for violations of the Corona rules. As the association announced on Monday, the 58-year-old should pay 25,000 Australian dollars (about 16,800 euros). Nevertheless, the coach can be in the game against Japan on Thursday, he should present a negative PCR test result.

The radio station 2GB had reported that Arnold was spotted on Sunday while walking with his dog without a mask in a suburb of Sydney. Three days earlier he had been positive on Corona. However, the coronary regulations in New South Wales provide for a self-isolation of seven days. This may only be left in an emergency or medication.

Arnold admitted that he had went with his dog to Narrabeen Beach. “I apologize for my misjudgment on Sunday,” Arnold was quoted in the message. He will also accept the sanctions imposed.

The fine will be donated according to the association according to the recent floods of several smaller cities to the “Flood Relief Fund” of the Red Cross.

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Australia must win the two games against Saudi Arabia and Japan in Group B to qualify directly for the World Cup in Qatar. The third place is already safe, then it would continue in the play-offs.