Tottenham confirm match against Rennes has been postponed

UEFA Europa Conference League
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Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that the Europa Conference League clash against Rennes tomorrow evening has been postponed.

The North Londoners had been holding talks with UEFA in an attempt for the fixture to be rescheduled due to the Covid-19 outbreak at the club and there was growing optimism from those within the club that the European governing body would agree to the decision (The Daily Mail).

Head coach Antonio Conte appeared to be upset at a press conference earlier today in which he revealed that eight of his first team and five members of his backroom staff had tested positive for the virus (Guardian).

UEFA rules stipulate that a fixture would be in danger of being postponed if Spurs had less than 13 players from their 25-man A list or no goalkeeper available for action. 

All European group stage matches must be completed by the end of 2021, with Spurs already facing a hectic festive fixture period.

Spurs are also scheduled to play Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Sunday, with reports suggesting that the club will look to ask the Premier League to postpone the match (Independent).

The club has also been advised to close the first-team area of their Hotspur Way training facility by the Health Security Agency at the present time.

SpursWeb Opinion

There is more to life than a football match and UEFA have thankfully made the right decision to shelve the fixture.

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