Europa Conference League: Rennes slam Spurs after match postponement

Europa Conference League: Rennes slam Spurs after match postponement

Europa Conference League between Tottenham and Rennes was officially called off following several positive cases at Spurs. 

Spurs coach Antonio Conte revealed eight players and five members of staff had tested positive for COVID-19 admitting the outbreak has left everyone scared. Rennes have now accused Spurs of making a 'unilateral decision' to postpone the Thursday clash. 

"We can confirm that our UEFA Europa Conference League Group G home fixture against Stade Rennais will not take place after a number of positive Covid-19 cases at the club," read a Tottenham statement.

Rennes statement 

"Following the press release published by Tottenham at 9 pm, this Wednesday, Stade Rennais FC would like to clarify the following facts," the Ligue 1 club said.

"In a video conference at 7.45 pm between representatives of UEFA, Tottenham, and SRFC, the Spurs director of football (Fabio Paratici) announced their intention not to play the UEFA Europa Conference League game on Thursday evening."

"(This is a) unilateral decision which has not been confirmed by UEFA in any way. The Tottenham representative did not want to announce the number of players affected by Covid when the rule states that a match must be played as long as the team has 13 outfielders and a keeper."

Spurs will need a win against Rennes to stand a chance of qualifying for the final 32 of the Conference League. 

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