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I believe one employee is taking sickness absence to watch the match. This has happened on a few occasions with other matches. How should I deal with this?

Get as much information as possible from your employee when they let you know the reason for their sickness and upon their return to work. You should follow your company's sickness absence policy and look for patterns of sickness. Act on the information available to you, and be fair and consistent.