UEFA deny plans to reschedule Tottenham vs Rennes clash, despite COVID-19 outbreak

Following the assumed postponement of the Europa Conference League match on Thursday, due to a Covid outbreak in Conte’s camp, a failure to reach an agreement on the rescheduled date of the match forced UEFA to dissolve it indefinitely via a statement on Saturday morning.

After a massive Covid-19 outbreak within the Spurs’ camp, which led to eight players and five club staff members, all testing positive for coronavirus, right before they were supposed to take on, French side, Rennes, in the UEFA Europa Conference League, on Thursday, the clash was deemed to be postponed to a later date, however recent statements from UEFA have exhibited that any plans to reschedule the concluding match of group G between the two sides are completely baseless and false.

This decision came to light on Saturday via statements from the UEFA which confirmed that Rennes & Tottenham weren’t able to agree a new, rescheduled date, for their Europa Conference League clash.


The statement by UEFA read, “Following a Covid-19 outbreak in the team of Tottenham Hotspur FC ahead of the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage match against Stade Rennais FC, scheduled to take place on 9 December 2021 in London, the match could not take place. As a consequence, the match can no longer be played and the matter will, therefore, be referred to the UEFA Control.” 

In reaction to this, Ligue 1 side, Rennes have expressed their frustration on the lack of Fair play, regarding the calling off and plans to reschedule their clash against Tottenham. The French side claim that they faced a lack of corporation and improper disclosure of information on the Covid-19 outbreak from the Tottenham representative, during their discussions, which led to a failure in reaching any agreement, between them.

Spurs’ manager Antonio Conte, spoke about the Covid-19 outbreak, in a pre-match conference, before their postponed clash with Rennes, in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday.