Tottenham vs Rennes canceled as UEFA agrees to postpone Europa League shock after COVID-19 outbreak to Spurs
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Tottenham’s Europa Conference League clash against Rennes has been postponed following a COVID-19 outbreak at Spurs.
The Group G clash was scheduled to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Thursday at 8 p.m.
However, Spurs manager Antonio Conte today revealed that only 11 players are available after his side were deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Eight of its players have tested positive for the virus, along with five staff members, and with more cases to follow, UEFA has had no choice but to cancel Thursday’s game.
A club statement read: “Discussions are ongoing with UEFA and we will provide further update on this game 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 facility for the time being, in the interest in the health and safety of players and staff.
“All the other areas of the training center remain operational. “
Earlier today, Conte appeared to get emotional while revealing the true extent of the crisis at Tottenham.
He said: “Talking about football today is impossible. The last situation hurt me a lot.
” The situation is serious. There is a big infection.
He added: “Now for sure we’re a little scared because tomorrow we don’t know what’s going on.”
It is currently unclear whether Sunday’s Premier League game against Brighton will go or not.
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