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Ange Postecoglou completes quarantine period ahead of Celtic meeting

Ange Postecoglou completes quarantine period ahead of Celtic meeting
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The former Yokohama F Marinos coach has been self-isolating in London since touching down in the UK last week.

New Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou will finally meet his new squad next week after completing his stint in quarantine, his new club have confirmed.

The former Yokohama F Marinos coach has been self-isolating in London since touching down in the UK last week.

Now he is preparing to travel north to take his first up-close look at the team he has inherited from Neil Lennon.

Celtic appointed the Greek-born Australian last week having spent more than three months trying to entice Eddie Howe to Glasgow.

But Postecoglou has just four-and-a-half weeks left to get the Hoops up to speed for their opening Champions League qualifier against Danish outfit Midtjylland on July 20.

However, he has already held face-to-face talks with Dominic McKay after the in-coming Hoops chief executive travelled south on Friday to meet him, with the pair determined to step up their preparations for the new campaign.

Celtic said in a statement: "After travelling to the UK from Japan, Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has completed the required initial period of quarantine, through the UK Government test to release scheme in England and has been straight down to work with incoming chief executive Dom McKay.

"Ange and Dom met in London today to continue working on preparations for the new season.

"Ange will also watch his Celtic stars within the Scotland squad take on England at Wembley this evening.

"It is planned that Ange will be in Glasgow next week as the bulk of the first team playing squad returns for pre-season training.

"After a period of training at Lennoxtown, Ange and the squad will then travel to our training camp in Wales, from July 5-14."

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Wednesday's key events


ROWING
· Team GB have dominated the men's coxless fours in recent Olympics, winning on each of the last five occasions, but this year they face some stiff competition. They are one of four rowing medal contenders for Great Britain today (2.10am)

SWIMMING
· Katie Ledecky and Ariarne Titmus face off again in the women's 200m freestyle final, with the latter having already come out on top in the 400m event (2.41am)
· Team GB's Abbie Wood is among the medal contenders in the women's 200m individual medley final, while teammate Alicia Wilson will also take part. USA's Kate Douglass was the fastest qualifier, while world and Olympic record holder Katinka Hosszu is also involved (3.45am)
· Katie Ledecky could make it two golds in one morning as she goes into the 1500m freestyle final as heavy favourite, having broken the Olympic record in qualifying (3.54am)
· Team GB were by far the fastest qualifiers for the men's 4x200m freestyle relay final and will therefore be favourites for another gold in the pool (4.26am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB take on New Zealand in the first men's semi-final, having been beaten by reigning champions Fiji but then come from behind to overcome USA on day two (3am)
· The sevens gold medal match takes place at Tokyo Stadium, with the winner of Great Britain vs. New Zealand taking on either Argentina or Fiji (10am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Joe Fraser and James Hall compete for Team GB in the men's all-around final (11.15am-2.10pm)

CYCLING
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· Geraint Thomas and Tao Geoghegan Hart have medal ambitions for Great Britain in the men's road time trial, although both will need to recover from the crash they suffered on Saturday (6am)

DIVING
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