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Soccer: Spurs knocked out of Europa Convention League, say Uefa

Soccer: Spurs knocked out of Europa Convention League, say Uefa

(REUTERS) – Tottenham Hotspur have been knocked out of the Europa Convention League after Uefa stated on Monday (Dec 20) that the English membership should forfeit their closing group recreation towards Rennes following the cancellation of the match as a result of a Covid-19 outbreak on the London aspect.

Uefa stated the match would go down as a 3-0 defeat for Spurs, which implies they end third within the group.

Spurs had been vying with Vitesse Arnhem to complete second in Group G and safe a spot within the play-off spherical however remained third on seven factors after the forfeiture, whereas Rennes superior as group winners with 14 factors.

The match was referred to as off a day earlier than the fixture after Spurs supervisor Antonio Conte stated eight gamers and 5 members of workers had examined optimistic for Covid-19.

Rennes later criticised that call, saying it was taken unilaterally by Spurs and that they reserved the appropriate to attraction to Uefa.

Uefa had stated earlier the sport wouldn’t be performed because it was unable to discover a viable resolution to reschedule Thursday’s match in London.

Spurs had three video games referred to as off in all competitions as a result of outbreak and solely performed their first match since Dec 5 on Sunday after they drew 2-2 with Liverpool within the Premier League.

Vitesse will play Fast Vienna within the knockout spherical.

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