– The Conference League match between Tottenham and Rennes, scheduled last Thursday in London and postponed due to the numerous cases of Covid-19 within the English team, cannot be rescheduled and must therefore be considered canceled. This was announced by UEFA. “Unfortunately, and despite all efforts, it was not possible to find a solution that would suit both clubs,” admitted a spokesperson for the organization.

Group leaders Rennes have already qualified for the round of 16, Tottenham had to win to snatch second place and pass to the playoffs from the Dutch Vitesse.

It is now up to the UEFA “supervisory and disciplinary body” to decide the Tottenham-Rennes score and consequently the classification of group G. Could not find an alternative date by December 31st, with the Londoners expected from six official Premier League matches and the French in the winter break after 22.

Rennes, leaders, have already qualified for the round of 16, Tottenham had to win to snatch second place, synonymous with play-offs, from the Dutch Vitesse Arnhem. But now the real risk for Conte’s men is to lose 3-0 at the table, as required by the Uefa regulation for European competitions, adapted to the pandemic from the 2020-21 season. This is the solution provided if a team cannot field “at least thirteen players” including a goalkeeper, or if it is judged “responsible” for not playing the game.

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