Tottenham out of Conference League after UEFA rule North London club lost group decider to Rennes


UEFA have ruled Tottenham out of the Europa Conference League after giving Rennes three points.

Tottenham’s final group game against the Ligue 1 club, due to be played on December 9, has been postponed after a Covid outbreak at Spurs.

Tottenham were third in Group G on seven points – three behind second-placed Vitesse – and needed to win the game if they were to progress to the play-off stages of the competition.

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UEFA later revealed that the crucial game could not be rescheduled as they were unable to find a solution that suits both sides.

The Ligue 1 side had slammed their Premier League counterparts after the north London side announced the game between the two teams had been called off, issuing a statement which criticized Spurs for ‘a lack of fair play “.

The matter was referred to UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body which ruled Tottenham lost the match and awarded Rennes a 3-0 victory.

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said last week: “We want to play the game. Tottenham deserve to play the game, to play the last game in this group.

“It’s a really strange situation because we didn’t play through no fault of our own but because of a big problem and because the government decided to close our training ground, stop our training session. training for three days.

“For this reason, we did not play. Not for any other reason. I don’t think we have anything to blame for what happened. I tell you, we deserve to play this game and try to have a chance to go to the next round.

After their games against Rennes, Brighton and Leicester were postponed, Tottenham returned to competition for the first time in two weeks against Liverpool on Sunday, playing out an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Tottenham Conference League Results

Play offs

August 19: Pacos Ferreira 1-0 Tottenham

August 26: Tottenham 3-0 Pacos Ferreira (Tottenham progress 3-1 on aggregate)

Group stage

September 16: Rennes 2-2 Tottenham

September 30: Tottenham 5-1 NS Mura

21st of October: Speed ​​1-0 Tottenham

November 4: Tottenham 3-2 Speed

November 25: Mura 2-1 Tottenham

December 9: Tottenham 0-3 Rennes*

*Rennes win 3-0 UEFA.

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