Northern Ireland must wait until Monday to find out whether their Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania next month will take place behind closed doors.
Crowd problems in Bucharest during the 1-1 draw against Hungary on October 11 resulted in proceedings being opened against both federations by UEFA’s control, ethics and disciplinary committee.
Romania were cited for crowd disturbances, the setting off/throwing of fireworks and missiles and the use of laser pointers as well as improper conduct of the team due to the number of yellow cards issued in a bad-tempered encounter. Five Romanians and seven Hungarians were booked by Scottish referee Willie Collum.
A full or partial stadium closure at the Arena Nationala for the visit of Michael O’Neill’s table-topping side on November 14 are potential measures that could be taken against the Romanian Football Federation, though a hefty fine may also be imposed instead.
The Irish FA, which has been in constant dialogue with fans hoping to book their travel arrangements, had been told to expect a decision on Friday but must now wait until after the weekend.
A brief statement read: “The Irish Football Association have been in contact with UEFA regarding the Romania disciplinary case but have been informed that a decision will not be communicated to any party until Monday 27th October.
“As soon as the decision has been communicated, the Irish FA will issue a further statement on this matter.”