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Uefa insists Tottenham vs Rennes must go ahead despite Covid outbreak

Uefa insisted on Thursday morning that Tottenham Europa Conference League match with Rennes is still scheduled to continue tonight, though Premier League club announce it has been postponed.

After a Violent outbreak at Tottenham’s training ground, eight first-team players and five members of staff have tested positive again and the club released a statement on Wednesday confirming it had “unilaterally” issued decided to postpone the match.

Rennes said the decision “has not been confirmed by Uefa in any way” and cited “unfairness”.

Amid conflicting claims, Uefa clarified on Thursday morning that, as is all right, the match is still scheduled to take place at 8pm.

“The match will go ahead as scheduled,” a brief statement said. “For more information on Tottenham’s Covid situation, please contact the club. We have no other comment to make at this stage.”

Spurs are understood to have upheld their previous statement and are also in discussions with the Premier League about postponing Sunday’s match against Brighton.

The club’s statement on Wednesday read: “We can confirm that our home match in Group G Uefa Europa Conference League against Stade Rennais will not take place tomorrow (Thursday). December 9 at 8pm UK) following several positive cases of Covid-19 at the club. Discussions are ongoing with Uefa and we will provide a further update on this fixture in due time.

“In addition, following discussions with the Health Security Service (formerly Public Health England) and DCMS advisors, the club was advised to close the first team area of ​​the training center. created at this time, in the interest of the health and safety of the players and Staff.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/uefa-tottenham-rennes-covid-b1972713.html Uefa insists Tottenham vs Rennes must go ahead despite Covid outbreak

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