According to a report from Austrian publication Kleine Zeitung, Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League clash against Wolfsberger could be affected by the Austrian government’s ban on flights from the UK.
Spurs will resume their Europa League campaign later this month, with the North Londoners scheduled to travel to Austria for the first leg on February 18th while they welcome Wolfsberger to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the second leg on 24th.
However, Kleine Zeitung now claim that both matches could be affected due to the travel ban.
It is explained that, although the current ban on flights from the UK is only in effect until February 7th, the Austrian government is likely to extend it.
The report suggests that Wolfsberger would need a special permit to be able to host Tottenham on February 18 and they might have to play the first leg at a neutral venue if they do they do not get the green light.
In that case, the game could thus be moved to Russia, where there is no ban on flights coming from either England or Austria.
It is stated that there may also be complications for Wolsfsberger with their trip to London for the second leg as those returning to Austria from the UK are currently required to go into a ten-day home quarantine.
Spurs Web Opinion
I would be extremely surprised if Wolfsberger do not receive the special permit they need for the game to go ahead. Given that the players are tested multiple times every week, the risk associated is fairly minimal.
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