Tottenham Hotspur’s game against Rennes postponed over Covid outbreak


Tottenham’s match against Rennes in the UEFA Conference League has been postponed following a Covid-19 outbreak at the club.

Spurs were all set to face the French side in a must-win game on Thursday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but have suffered another setback with their already jam-packed fixture list.

The announcement follows reports by The Athletic earlier today that Tottenham were to ask the Premier League to postpone their weekend fixture against Brighton, though no update has been provided regarding that fixture.

And with other clubs in the European competition all expected to play their final match of the group stage on Thursday, Spurs are yet to confirm when the match will be rescheduled for.

Antonio Conte's side will not play on Thursday due to a Covid-19 outbreak
Antonio Conte’s side will not play on Thursday due to a Covid-19 outbreak

A statement from the club read: “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.

“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.”

Do you think Spurs’ match against Brighton will also be postponed this weekend? Let us know in the comments section.

Tottenham have had two games called off in the past two weeks
Tottenham have had two games called off in the past two weeks

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News emerged on Tuesday that six Spurs players and two members of coaching staff had contracted the virus and were self-isolating as per government guidelines.

The personnel affected were to isolate for ten days, with Spurs needing just 13 players and one goalkeeper available for the Brighton match to go ahead.

But it appears there have been further issues in the lead up to the Rennes fixture, which Antonio Conte’s side needed to win to ensure they finished second above Vitesse in their group.

The match is Spurs’ second to be cancelled in two weeks, having had their Premier League fixture against Burnley postponed due to heavy snowfall.