By David Woods

9th Mar, 2020 | 4:48pm

EFL make decision on whether Leeds will have to play behind closed doors – report

The EFL met with the games governing authorities and the government today to talk about the impact of the Coronavirus and whether games would have to be played behind closed doors. 

The good news is that, for now at least, there will be no drastic action taken and games will play out as normal, with fans in attendance.

Serie A games are already being played behind closed doors, with Italy the worst affected country in Europe, and it was announced today that Ligue 1 games would follow suit or with a maximum of 1,000 fans.

The Six Nations clash between France and Ireland in Paris this weekend has also been postponed.

It was thought the upshot of the Cobra meeting this morning could lead to a similar announcement from the EFL.

However, as reported by Leeds Live, there are no imminent plans to do the same in England with a time frame of two weeks suggested before that might change.

That would see Leeds fans able to go to the games against Cardiff, the huge clash with Fulham a week on Wednesday, and the Luton game the following Saturday.

The report goes as far as to say there is “no suggestion” that these games will be affected.

Plans could obviously change but that’s the situation at the moment.

The thousands of fans who bought tickets for the Friday night game away at Blackburn on April 3 will have to wait to see if their big night out can still go ahead.

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