Tottenham vs Rennes postponed due to Covid-19 outbreak


Tottenham’s Europa Conference League match against Rennes has been postponed due to a Covid-19 outburst at the club in north London.

The news of a stream of infections did not come until the beginning of the week and the situation has gradually worsened since then.

Reports indicate that as many as 11 members of the Spurs squad have tested positive for the corona virus and manager Antonio Conte described the situation as “scary” during his pre-match press conference.

“Eight players and five employees, but the problem is that every day we have people with Covid, people like yesterday [Tuesday] were not positive and today [Wednesday] is and we continue to have contact with. It’s a serious problem, “said a visibly shaken Conte.

He added: “Everyone is a little scared, we have all families. I ask why? Why? Yesterday we trained and two positives, today we trained and after two more positives. Who next? It is not right, we are going home to our families . “

Spurs released a statement on Wednesday indicating that the Rennes match would not continue, although this was later challenged by the Ligue 1 team.

UEFA had seemed to support Tottenham’s opponents as matches sanctioned by the association are meant to progress if a team has 13 players available. But on Thursday morning, they confirmed to Sky Sports News that the match would really be canceled.

The match will need to be played before the start of 2022, leaving Spurs in a tough situation. They are already behind schedule in the league due to their match against Burnley being postponed due to bad weather and they have a quarter final in the Carabao Cup to play this month as well.

Spurs have also requested that Sunday’s match against Brighton also be postponed. The Premier League is expected to make a decision on that issue soon.

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