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09th Dec 2021

Tottenham confirm game against Rennes postponed due to covid outbreak

Callum Boyle

The club confirmed in a statement on Wednesday night.

Tottenham Hotspur’s final UEFA Conference League group game against Rennes has been postponed due to the current covid-19 outbreak at the club.

Manager Antonio Conte confirmed in his press conference earlier on Wednesday that eight first-team players had tested positive for coronavirus along with five staff members and described it as a ‘serious problem.’

Tottenham v Rennes postponed after Spurs suffer Covid outbreak.

The outbreak has left Tottenham’s squad threadbare, with reports from suggesting that they have only 10 outfield players to select from.

UEFA rules state that ‘if less than 13 players registered on the A-list or no registered goalkeeper are available’ then a club has the right to postpone a game – something which Tottenham have now activated.

Despite the outbreak, they confirmed in a statement that the first-team area of the training centre will close for health and safety reasons.

They said: “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.

Tottenham v Rennes postponed after Spurs suffer Covid outbreak.

“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.”

Tottenham have also spoken to the Premier League to request to postpone their weekend fixture against Brighton and Hove Albion, however, it is unknown if that request has been granted.

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