Premier League reschedules Tottenham’s fixture with Brighton due to mass Covid-19 infection in Spurs team

  • The request of Spurs to delay their match against Brighton was approved
  • UEFA has also accepted to cancel Tottenham’s European match with Rennes
  • Spurs are currently unable to train due to a Covid-related outbreak in the team. 

The Premier League has approved Tottenham’s request to delay Sunday’s match against Brighton.

The Covid epidemic has caused the cancellation of tonight’s European Conference League match against Rennes by Spurs.

Also, their Premier League fixture against Brighton at Amex has been canceled. This was also approved by Premier League board Thursday evening.  

Tottenham have had their request to postpone Sunday’s game versus Brighton approved

Tottenham has had their request for Sunday’s postponement of the game against Brighton accepted

A statement from Tottenham said: ‘We can confirm that our Premier League fixture at Brighton & Hove Albion, on Sunday 12 December at 2pm, has been postponed following a Premier League Board meeting this afternoon (Thursday).

The Premier League Board made the decision to cancel the fixture following medical advice. Priority was given to the well-being of staff and players. It will be rescheduled as soon as possible.

“The Club asked for the match to be rearranged after a substantial number of positive COVID-19 case amongst players and other relevant staff.

Spurs' squad has been hit by a Covid outbreak causing tonight's schedule European Conference League game against Rennes to be postponed

Tonight’s European Conference League fixture against Rennes has been postponed because of a Covid infestation in Spurs’ team. 

Rennes accused Tottenham of making an 'unilateral decision' over the fate of the game

Rennes charged Tottenham with making a unilateral decision about the future of the game

“As we did with the other fixture affected, Stade Rennais against in Europa Conference League, more information will be provided to supporters as soon as possible.”   

Tottenham’s last Group G match was scheduled to be played on tonight, but it has been postponed because of a Covid epidemic in north Londoners camp.  

Rennes shared their thoughts on the decision to postpone the game and said that had returned home to Brittany. 

It stated that Stade Rennais FC had decided to go back to Brittany after being informed about the match’s cancellation. Tests have been negative for all members of the entire delegation to board at London City Airport.

Antonio Conte and his team will now wait to hear when the rearranged game will be scheduled

Antonio Conte will continue to wait with his team for information about the new schedule. 

‘Stade Rennais FC is hopeful that the club’s interests will be considered given the critical sporting deadlines for Rouge et Noir in December. They are now focused on Roazhon park’s Nice Sunday reception.

‘Stade Rennais FC deeply regrets the Rennes supporters who came to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for Rouge et Noir. 

The two clubs have been in contact to try and find another date. UEFA’s regulations state all group games have to be completed by the end of the year. 

But due to both club’s schedules for the remainder of this month, one option being considered is easing the requirement for the match to be played by December 31.

It is not possible to watch the first round of knockouts until February 17, with the second rounds taking place the week following on February 24, 

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