Leicester are favourites to win the Europa Conference League after Uefa decided to eliminate Spurs for failing to play their match against Rennes due to Covid. Max Liu has the latest...
Tottenham are out of the Europa Conference League after Uefa decided to award Rennes a 3-0 victory for the match that was called off due to a Covid outbreak in the Spurs squad.
The English club had been given until the end of this month to find an alternative date to play the fixture but they were unable to do so and have, in effect, been forced to forfeit the match.
The decision means they finish third in their group behind the French club and Vitesse.
Leicester are the favourites to win the Europa Conference League at 11/2.
Former-Spurs manager Jose Mourinho's Roma and Marseille are the other competition frontrunners at 7/1 while PSV are 9/1 and Rennes are 10/1.
Rennes were furious with the postponement and accused Spurs of a "lack of fair play."
Tottenham say they were left with no choice because of a Covid outbreak which forced the temporary closure of their training ground.
Today, announcing their decision, Uefa said the chairman of its appeals body ruled the match was "forfeited by Tottenham Hotspur FC, who is therefore deemed to have lost the match 0-3 in accordance with Annex J.3.1 to the regulations of the Uefa Europa Conference League."