Tottenham Hotspur's UEFA Europa Conference League clash against Stade Rennais has been postponed after eight players and five staff tested positive for COVID-19, the club announced on Wednesday.
Head coach Antonio Conte had said earlier on Wednesday he was "scared" about the consequences of a COVID-19 outbreak and raised major doubts about the club's ability to fulfil its upcoming fixtures.
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The Tottenham statement read: "We can confirm that our UEFA Europa Conference League Group G home fixture against Stade Rennais will not take place tomorrow (Thursday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m. GMT (3 p.m. ET)) after a number of positive COVID-19 cases at the Club. Discussions are ongoing with UEFA and we shall provide a further update on this fixture in due course.
"Additionally, following discussions with the Health Security Agency (formerly Public Health England) and DCMS advisers, the Club has been advised to close the First Team area of its Training Centre at this time, in the interests of the health and safety of players and staff."