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:

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.

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