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‘Family first’: Socceroos goalkeeper makes shock retirement call, citing pandemic – Sydney Morning Herald

Mitch Langerak is retiring from international football in the prime of his career because of reservations about travel amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Langerak was facing a two-week isolation stint upon his return to Japan had he travelled with the Socceroos to Kuwait, where they will play four games in 12 days from June 3 to complete the second round of qualification for the 2022 World Cup.
Kuwait is currently recording around 1300 new cases of COVID-19 per day, and is about to enter the peak of summer, ensuring searing conditions for Australia, Jordan, Chinese Taipei, Nepal, and the host nation, who will assemble in a hub format in Kuwait City…

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