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Official: Tottenham’s Conference League tie with Rennes postponed

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Official: Tottenham’s Conference League tie with Rennes postponed

Tottenham hit by Covid outbreak

Tottenham have been hit with a COVID-19 outbreak in their camp, which has affected 8 players and five members of staff, according to the latest reports:

Speaking ahead of the game due to take place tomorrow, Antonio Conte revealed just how difficult the situation was, saying:

“But now we have 11 players available and today we prepared the game with one player that should play then we finished the session and this player was positive.

So, what will happen to their games?

Rennes expected to be called off

It was initially expected that Spurs would be asked to play tomorrow evening, in the Europa Conference League, where they host Rennes.

However, that could well have since changed.

Earlier in the day, Sami Mokbel, Sports correspondent at the Daily Mail, revealed that there was:

“Growing optimism at Tottenham that UEFA will see sense and call off Rennes game amid club’s Covid crisis.”

And it has since been confirmed by the club.

In a statement, they said:

We can confirm that our UEFA Europa Conference League Group G home fixture against Stade Rennais will not take place tomorrow (Thursday 9 December at 8pm UK) after a number of positive COVID-19 cases at the Club. Discussions are ongoing with UEFA and we shall provide a further update on this fixture in due course.

Additionally, following discussions with the Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England) and DCMS advisers, the Club has been advised to close the First Team area of its Training Centre at this time, in the interests of the health and safety of players and staff.

All other areas of the Training Centre remain operational.

This will leave Tottenham free to fight another day, and well aware of what they will have to do after the Vitesse play minnows NS Mura in their final group game tomorrow evening.

The game must be played by December 31st, as per UEFA regulations, which raises more questions further down the line. Tottenham have 2 games per week for the rest of the month, and already have a game with Burnley and a potential clash with Brighton to reschedule.

However, it could give them a chance to recover from the COVID problem that has swept through their camp.

Read more:

The latest on Tottenham’s Conference League tie with Rennes amid Covid-19 controversy

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