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Slovakia Vs Ireland Playoff To Be Played Behind Closed Doors

Slovakia Vs Ireland Playoff To Be Played Behind Closed Doors

It was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that Ireland's Euro 2020 playoff game against Slovakia on March 26th in Bratislava will be played behind closed doors due to concerns regarding the coronavirus.

In a statement, the FAI said:

"The decision has just been relayed to the Football Association of Ireland by the Slovakian FA following a directive from their government.

"All fans who purchased tickets for the game in Bratislava will be refunded."

The Slovakian government has ordered a 14-day suspension of all cultural and sporting events to curb the spread of the coronavirus. So far, seven cases of the virus have been confirmed in Slovakia.

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Over 2000 Irish fans had bought tickets for the game.

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