Report: Spurs exploring legal options following UEFA’s ruling on Rennes clash 

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The Evening Standard have revealed Tottenham Hotspur are considering legal action after they were knocked out of the Europa Conference League due to a UEFA ruling.

Tottenham’s clash against Rennes was called off due to an outbreak of Covid-19 at the Premier League club. 

UEFA ruled on Monday that the game would be awarded 3-0 to Rennes, thus meaning that the Vitesse Arnhem qualify to the knockout stages at Spurs’ expense. 

The North London club reportedly presented several alternative dates to Rennes but the Ligue 1 side are thought to have rejected all proposed dates. 

A Spurs spokesman has said that while the club are disappointed by the ruling, they accept UEFA’s decision.

However, according to the Evening Standard, Tottenham are now seeking legal advice regarding UEFA’s decision.

It is explained that while Spurs will not appeal the decision in court, they are exploring whether to take legal action over lost earnings.

The report adds that some club sources feel that Tottenham are ‘unlikely’ to take legal action against UEFA.

Meanwhile, Conte suggested today that the decision on Spurs’ exit is not yet final, and the club are ‘very confident’ about the next step.

Spurs Web Opinion

I think Spurs are right not to appeal UEFA’s decision and that the ruling could prove a blessing in disguise for Antonio Conte’s men given the congested fixture list over the next couple of months. 

Not having those extra midweek games give us a much better chance of finishing in the top four and going far in the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.

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