Report: Details on Spurs’ EL Bulgaria trip and whether stars will have to quarantine on return

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Football.London have revealed that Tottenham Hotspur have been drawn against Lokomotiv Plovdiv in the Europa League second qualifying round.

Jose Mourinho’s men will travel to the Bulgarian side on September 17, just four days after their Premier League opener against Everton.

The game will be a single-legged affair instead of the usual two legs, with the tie going to extra time and a penalty shootout if required.

If Tottenham get the better of Lokomotiv Plovdiv, they will advance to the third qualifying round which will be played on September 24.

Spurs will learn who they could potentially play in the third qualifying round very soon, with the draw to be held on Tuesday.

That will then be followed by a play-off round, which would allow teams to book a place in the group stage of the Europa League.

Lokomotiv Plovdiv coach, Bruno Akrapovic recently told the media that he wishes to draw the North Londoners in the next round and get the better of them (MBS).

Bulgaria is currently not on the list of UK government’s travel corridor countries and anyone who visits there must self-isolate for 14 days on their return to the UK.

However, Alasdair Gold has confirmed that will not apply to the Tottenham’s stars as domestic elite sportspersons and their essential support staff are exempt from the rule.

Spurs Web Opinion

Jose Mourinho would have been hoping for a home game given how packed our schedule is the start of the season. A trip to Bulgaria is far from ideal but the Spurs boss will be confident that he can rest a few of his stars for the trip to Plovdiv and still book a place in the next stage of the competition.

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