Tottenham are out of the Europa Conference League after UEFA ruled that they lost their last match against Rennes.
The December 9 game was called off following a Covid outbreak, with 13 positive cases at the London club. Later, UEFA said the match could not be rescheduled and referred the matter to its disciplinary body.
They gave Rennes a 3-0 victory and lead the pack, with Vitesse running for runners-up and Spurs in third place. We are disappointed by the decision of the UEFA Appellate Body and the refusal to allow more time to reschedule the match,” said Spurs.
We have to accept this decision, however, and our focus now is on the competitions in which we remain. Following the outbreak, Spurs were forced to close their first-team training facility, with their subsequent Premier League games against Brighton and Leicester also postponed.
The game against Rennes was the Spurs’ last game in Group C of the Europa Conference League. Eight Spurs players and five staff members tested positive for Covid-19. UEFA rules state that if clubs have 13 eligible players on their A-list, including a goalkeeper, they must play.