Tottenham players return to first-team training following Covid-19 outbreak at club | Football News

The Tottenham players returned to the Hotspur Way training ground on Sunday, giving new hope that their next game against Leicester will go ahead as planned.

The players available to the club were put to the test with a double session conducted by coach Antonio Conte in another area of ​​the training ground.

The main area of ​​the first team remains closed, but is expected to reopen this week, with Tottenham next in the Premier League with a trip to the King Power Stadium on 16 December.

The Spurs affected by Covid have seen the last two games, Thursday’s Europa Conference League match against Rennes and Sunday’s trip to Brighton, postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak between players and staff.

However, the news of a return to training contrasts with the new cases of Covid-19 reported on Sunday at Manchester United and Aston Villa, while the Queens Park Rangers, team of the championship, were also forced to postpone the trip on Monday to Sheffield United.

The Spurs match against Rennes reported to the UEFA panel

Tottenham have seen the last two games postponed due to the Covid-19 epidemic

Tottenham’s match against Rennes will not be rescheduled and has been referred to a disciplinary committee, UEFA confirmed.

The match was canceled Thursday after eight players and five staff members tested positive for Covid-19.

Despite discussions about rescheduling the match, no suitable alternative date could be found to reorganize the match before UEFA’s deadline of 31 December.

Annex J of the Europa Conference League rulebook suggests that, as Spurs were unable to fulfill the match, they will lose the match with Rennes who won 3-0.

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