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‘Potential disqualification’ – UEFA confirms CANCELLATION of Rennes clash completely

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Tottenham face potential disqualification from the Europa Conference League after UEFA announced their clash with Rennes cannot be rescheduled, as relays the TalkSPORT.

A COVID-19 outbreak at Spurs forced the club’s final Group G match, originally scheduled for Thursday, to be postponed.

Antonio Conte’s side needed to beat the French club to secure qualification to the play-off round after Vitesse beat Utrecht in their last game.

Meanwhile, Rennes had already qualified for the last-16 as group winners.

And the result of Tottenham’s game will now be decided by a disciplinary panel.

A statement from UEFA on Saturday morning said: “In accordance with Annex J of the UEFA Europa Conference League regulations, UEFA, in cooperation with the two clubs tried to find a viable solution in order to reschedule the match, so as to ensure the group stage could be completed accordingly.

“Unfortunately, despite all efforts, a solution that could work for both clubs could not be found. As a consequence, the match can no longer be played and the matter will, therefore, be referred to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body for a decision to be taken in accordance with Annex J of the above-mentioned competition regulations.”

Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Brighton, which was due to take place on Sunday, has also been postponed.

Last month’s clash with Burnley was also pushed back due to heavy snowfall, leaving Spurs facing a potentially nightmarish fixture pile-up – which could mean disqualification from the Europa Conference is in their best interest.