Spurs examine legal route over loss of earnings from Europe Conference League elimination
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Spurs examine legal route over loss of earnings from Europe Conference League elimination

Tottenham Hotspur are set to seek legal advice in the wake of UEFA's decision to effectively kick the club out of Europe, despite the fact that the club has no intention of appealing.

Rennes have been awarded a 3-0 victory by UEFA in their final Europa Conference League group game against Spurs, which was postponed due to the English club's coronavirus outbreak. This decision effectively eliminated head coach Antonio Conte's team from Europe, and while Spurs have accepted the decision, they may seek legal advice on whether to pursue a claim for potential revenue lost.

UEFA's decision is understood to have infuriated Conte, who insisted last week that awarding the game to Rennes would be unjust. Tottenham issued a relatively reserved statement in which they expressed "disappointment" with UEFA's decision.

Tottenham had offered to give up home advantage and play against Rennes in France after being forced to cancel the game on the scheduled date.

They had requested that the Premier League postpone their match against Leicester City to allow them to do so.

The Premier League denied the request, but the Leicester game was already postponed due to an outbreak in Brendan Rodgers' squad. Rennes was livid that Spurs had canceled the original game after they had arrived in London.

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