In a strange turn of events, Leeds United were forced to play against themselves in a preseason friendly in Italy this weekend. 

The World Cup isn't even over, but the tough slog of preseason has already begun for plenty of teams, one of them being Leeds United, who were away in Italy taking part in a few friendlies to get their players match fit over the past weekend. 

However, yesterday evening, they had a game scheduled against Viitorul Constanta of Romania, who failed to show up to the ground in Santa Cristina for the game, so manager David Hockaday decided that, since they were already there and a few fans had turned out, they'd have a game against themselves. 

Luckily they had their away kit with them, so one Leeds team dressed in white and the other Leeds team in blue and played three short games of 20 minutes each, with the away side taking the spoils. It was a tough post-match interview for the manager who was presumably forced to explain how he managed to outsmart himself.

We're still not sure why the Romanian side decided not to show up to the scheduled game, which took place on Sunday evening, but with the World Cup final also taking place around then, we could probably hazard a guess...

Via Shortlist Magazine. Pics via Leeds United website.