Tottenham Europa match with Rennes postponed

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UEFA has postponed Tottenham’s Europa Conference League clash against Rennes on Thursday after a COVID-19 outbreak at the club.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte confirmed on Wednesday eight players of Tottenham’s first-team squad and five staff members have tested positive for the virus.

And he added that he expected more positive tests.

The club issued a statement on the development:

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We can confirm that our UEFA Europa Conference League Group G home fixture against Stade Rennais will not take place tomorrow (Thursday 9 December at 8pm UK) after a number of positive COVID-19 cases at the Club.

Discussions are ongoing with UEFA and we shall provide a further update on this fixture 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 Centre at this time, in the interests of the health and safety of players and staff.

All other areas of the Training Centre remain operational.

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