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Leeds call off friendly after opposition fails to turn up

A pre-season friendly between Leeds United and Viitorul Constanta was called off after the Romanian side failed to turn up for the game.

The West Yorkshire club tweeted:


Our game with Viitorul Constanta has been forced to be called off due to the Romanian side not turning up at the ground #lufc

Leeds, who play in the second tier of English football, said they would still play a friendly against themselves to ease the disappointment of fans who had travelled to watch the match.


United will now field two Leeds XIs that will play against eachother in the absence of an opposition for the travelling supporters #lufc


DH: "as of yet the Romanians haven't turned up but we are ready to play. We have officials, match kit and we are here." #lufc

The game against Viitoral, owned by Romanian football legend Gheorghe Hagi, was due to take place in northern Italy.


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