Wed 08 December 2021 | 21:58

Tottenham-Rennes called off due to COVID-19 outbreak

Tottenham's Europa Conference League game against Rennes on Thursday has been postponed after eight first-team players and five members of backroom staff tested positive for COVID-19.

UEFA announced that the match will not take place on Thursday as planned, despite the fact that regulations normally state that matches cannot be postponed until a team has less than 13 players or no registered goalkeeper available.

"We can confirm that our UEFA Europa Conference League Group G home fixture against Stade Rennais will not take place tomorrow (Thursday 9 December at 8pm UK) after a number of positive COVID-19 cases at the Club,"


explained in a statement released on the club's official website on Wednesday


"Discussions are ongoing with UEFA and we shall provide a further update on this fixture in due course.


Additionally, following discussions with the Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England) and DCMS advisers, the Club has been advised to close the First Team area of its

Training Centre at this time, in the interests of the health and safety of players and staff.

"All other areas of the Training Centre remain operational."


had said he was "scared" for his squad going into the match against



"It is not right for everyone because we have contact with our family when we come back home,"

he said


He did not reveal whether the club have contacted the Premier League ahead of Sunday's Premier League visit to



source: SportMob

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