Forget Slovakia for now. There are bigger problems coming at the Irish football administration before March 26, with wider reaching implications.
Less than two months after the announcement of a refinancing deal that secured the survival of the FAI, it now seems inevitable that they will have to return to the same sources - the Government and UEFA - for assistance.
Any decision to suspend sporting gatherings would have serious consequences for the League of Ireland. Informed sources are expecting developments once this weekend's scheduled games are out of the way.
The idea of moving matches behind closed doors is unpalatable for a league which has an unhealthy reliance on gate receipts.
Clubs gain their licences to play from the FAI based on budgetary projections which include attendances.
They simply cannot afford to function without gate income.
That should be confirmed to the FAI's financial director Alex O'Connell when he completes a study on the impact it would have on each club.
Niall Quinn used the word "catastrophic" last night and that is not being alarmist.
Of course, sporting bodies have to set an example in this unprecedented crisis, rather than being seen to be obsessed with their own goings-on.
The first coronavirus death in Ireland should serve as a wake-up call for anyone complacent about the broader picture.
With each new Covid-19 update, the decision to proceed with Cheltenham and other large-scale events this week can, reasonably, be deemed irresponsible.
There's a convincing argument for calling off this weekend's sporting games in all codes.
Park the lame jokes about League of Ireland crowd sizes. Thousands of supporters will populate grounds on Friday.
The reality is that the majority of stadiums in this country have inadequate facilities that result in congestion, in fans huddling together to find cover, or queues for portakabin toilets because that's all there is.
As is the case with most global debates on the direction of football, there are decisions that mean one thing for the elite and another for everyone else.
Closed-door encounters will matter little to the elite that pocket millions upon millions in TV money and can function without matchday revenue.
It's another story in the League of Ireland where clubs don't receive a cent for coverage as it stands - a laughable scenario which is part of the legacy of a shameful era.
And another problem which has materialised is the fact that only a handful of League of Ireland sides have their own training facilities.
They are no different to counterparts in rugby and GAA in this regard. A good number do their workouts in universities and private gyms that see a lot of footfall on a daily basis.
This was raised in the first meeting of stakeholders and is going to recur if and when cases of the virus begin to pop up in these institutions.
Major disruption is coming over the horizon, and it's incumbent on the authorities to be prepared for it.
League of Ireland clubs are basically small businesses and they are vulnerable.
Contingency plans have to look at the length of the season or the scheduling of the fixtures. A cup competition might have to go.
The mid-season break may have to be abandoned. Yet it's hard to plan ahead with any real certainty because nobody can say how long the shutters might have to remain down.
What is a fact is the terms and conditions agreed with players and staff who will be in serious bother if they go unpaid.
And there is no conceivable scenario where the majority of clubs won't require assistance to meet their commitments.
It's understood that the professional wage bill across the two senior divisions comes in at somewhere near €300,000 per month.
That doesn't include deals on amateur terms with expenses factored in. Any clubs not-doing things by the book should certainly be alarmed.
The example of the League of Ireland was mentioned by a representative of FIFPRO, the world players union, in an interview on BBC yesterday.
At least we now have cordial relations between their Irish wing and the national association, because this is an issue where all parties have to be on the same page.
The government naturally have bigger things on their mind right now, but it's plausible that cash committed from the rescue deal may have to be ring-fenced to deal with this unexpected crisis.
For now, the focus shifts to UEFA, who will have more than just the League of Ireland to worry about if games cease around the continent.
Once again, we find ourselves in uncharted territory.
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