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Default The couple has arrived

My wife just asked me which is correct,

'The couple has arrived' or
'The couple have arrived'.

Now, do you consider a couple as two people, so use a plural verb or do you consider the couple as a single noun and so use the third person?

This goes for sports teams too. I usually say 'Juventus are rubbish', ie using the plural verb. But technically Juventus is a single team.

What do you guys use \ teach?
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