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:

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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.

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

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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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