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Tottenham hit by Covid-19 outbreak ahead of Europa Conference League clash with Rennes | Football news

Tottenham has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak ahead of Thursday’s Europa Conference League game against Rennes.

It is believed that up to six players from the Tottenham first team and two members of the backroom have tested positive for Covid, and the Spurs are waiting for the results of PCR tests to confirm the extent of the problem.

The 10-day period of self-isolation for anyone who tests positive means the Spurs players affected by the outbreak will miss their next three games.

After clashing with Rennes, Antonio Conte’s side return to the Premier League with a trip to Brighton on Sunday, before traveling to Leicester City next Thursday and hosting Liverpool on December 19, live on air sports.

Tottenham declined to comment when contacted Sky Sports News.

According to UEFA guidelines, a match is only at risk if a team has fewer than 13 players or no registered goalkeeper.

In the Premier League, the 2021-22 handbook states that no permission will be given to postpone a league game if a club has 14 or more players on the squad.

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However, the postponement of league matches is considered on a case-by-case basis and the decision is made by the Premier League board if a request is received from a club.

On Monday, the Premier League confirmed that there had been 12 positive tests in two rounds of testing between November 29 and December 5.

That was the highest total for a week this season since August 9-15 (positive 16), while there were seven positive tests during the week of November 22-28.

The Premier League will initially use lateral flow testing and anyone who tests positive will then undergo a PCR test to confirm the result.