Report: UEFA ready to grant ‘exemption’ to Spurs for ECL postponement

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According to The Sun, UEFA are ready to grant an exemption to Tottenham for the rescheduling of their Europa Conference League fixture against Rennes. 

Tottenham’s match on Thursday was called off at the last minute after an outbreak of COVID-19 at Hotspur Way cut through the Lilywhite squad.

Reports claimed that as many as eight players and five members of staff had received positive results, leading to the closure of the first-team section of the training ground.

Spurs have also seen their fixture against Brighton postponed, and games against Leicester and Liverpool will surely be assessed over the coming days.

The Sun now report UEFA are willing to give Spurs an exemption to the rule that all rearranged group stage fixtures must be played by December 31.

With Tottenham’s busy schedule and Rennes’ winter break, it would be extremely difficult to adhere to this rule without cancelling the fixture altogether.

As such, it is likely UEFA will reschedule the game at the back end of January when Spurs and Rennes have a spare midweek date.

Spurs Web Opinion:

This was the only logical conclusion to the situation, unless UEFA wanted to force Spurs to forfeit. I honestly do not understand why so many rival fans seem to be so angry about Tottenham getting matches rescheduled for a COVID-19 outbreak. How narrow-minded can you get?

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