Spurs announced late on Wednesday that the match, which would be their finisher in Group G, would not take place the following day following a number of coronavirus cases at the club, with Rennes then accused them of making a “unilateral decision”.
A later statement from UEFA on Saturday morning said the attempt to reschedule the fixtures had been unsuccessful and that would now not be the case, with the matter going to the governing body, ethics and discipline. law to make decisions.
A UEFA statement said: “In accordance with Annex J of the UEFA Europa Conference League regulations, UEFA, in partnership with the two clubs, attempted to find a possible solution to the rescheduling of the match, to ensure ensure the group stage can be completed appropriately. .
“Unfortunately, despite all efforts, a solution that would work for both clubs could not be found.
“As a result, the match can no longer be played and the matter will therefore be referred to UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body for a decision in accordance with Annex J of the Regulations. above.”
Tottenham are 3rd in Group G with 7 points, 3 points behind group runner-up Vitesse, while Rennes, having qualified for the next round, top the group with 11. Spurs are holding the advantage of head-to-head record against Tottenham. Vitesse.
The PA news agency understands that UEFA hopes to end the matter as soon as possible and that the panel will decide if Tottenham have enough players, and who can reschedule when.
Rennes’ statement on Wednesday said that in a video conference with them and UEFA, Tottenham “did not wish to publish the number of players affected by the Covid when the law stipulates that a match must be played on condition that the team has 13 midfielders and one goalkeeper”. They accused Tottenham of causing the “fog of London”.
Early in the day, the boss of Spurs Antonio Conte revealed eight players and five staff members to have tested positive for Covid-19.
Tottenham’s Premier League game at Brighton on Sunday has also been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak at the north London club.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/uefa-rennes-europa-conference-league-antonio-conte-covid-b1974169.html Tottenham’s clash with Rennes will not be played with UEFA which will decide the outcome