Tottenham have decided not to appeal UEFA’s decision to award Rennes a 3-0 win in their Europa Conference League group match, according to Jonathan Veal of PA Sport. 

Spurs were due to play the French side in a crucial final fixture of the group stage in December, but saw the game initially called off due to a Covid outbreak in Antonio Conte’s squad (Sky Sports). 

With space on the calendar limited for a rescheduling, UEFA said the match would not be could not be played on another date (Evening Standard), condemning Spurs to forfeit game and ultimately crash out of the competition. 

In response, Football.London claimed last month that Spurs could appeal the verdict with their response ‘under consideration’ from the club’s lawyers. 

However, Veal has now confirmed that Spurs have come to a final decision on taking further action against UEFA and have decided not to file an appeal, despite the consequences of their exit. 

Spurs are currently seventh in the Premier League and firmly in contention for a top four spot come the end of the season and are gearing up to face Brighton the fourth round of the FA Cup. 

They suffered defeat to Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final last month, though, failing to score a single goal against the Blues across two legs. 

Spurs Web Opinion

In all honesty, Spurs could do without being in this competition now firmly into the second half of the season. Spurs don’t have the squad to compete in it while they are still firmly in the fight for a Champions League spot as well as keeping their FA Cup status this term. 

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