Tottenham Hotspur were scheduled to face Rennes in the UEFA Conference League today, but Spurs confirmed on Wednesday the tie “will not take place after a number of positive Covid-19 cases at the club”.

Now there’s a suggestion it could impact the match against Leicester City next week.

In his pre-match press conference, Antonio Conte revealed eight of his players and five coaches have tested positive.

The Ligue 1 side were unhappy with the north London club canceling the European clash and issued a statement, stating a “unilateral decision” to cancel the match has “not been confirmed by UEFA”.

It’s further said: “This lack of fair play is all the more glaring as Tottenham confirmed the match by email in the early afternoon before warning Rennes of their intention not to play immediately after landing in London City.”

L’Equipe explain UEFA stated yesterday that the fixture will take place despite the number of positive cases at Tottenham. Therefore, Rennes travelled to London, before the Premier League club decided to cancel the tie. 

It’s claimed the French club, who were hoping they would face Conte’s side, will return to Brittany this morning and the trip to the English capital was for ‘nothing’.

There has been no confirmation when the two sides will face each other in the European competition. According to L’Equipe, the deadline for the tie to take place is the end of this year.

Tottenham have a busy schedule this month. The newspaper suggests one way for these two sides to face each other is by postponing Spurs’ clash against Leicester City on December 16th, when Rennes will also be available.