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NI's Bosnia match in doubt

Increasing doubt is being cast on Northern Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off semi-final in Bosnia after clubs in the nation's top division were ordered to play games behind closed doors.

The next two rounds of domestic fixtures, on March 14 and 17, will take place without fans.

Northern Ireland are due to take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in Zenica on March 26, although ticket sales were postponed yesterday. The Bosnian football association said that a new date for sales to begin would be announced in due course.

It stressed in recent days that there was no immediate threat of the game having to be played behind closed doors.

Bosnia's fifth case of Covid-19 was detected on Monday in Zenica.

Meanwhile, the Republic of Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off semi-final against Slovakia in Bratislava on March 26 will be played behind closed doors.

Belfast Telegraph