Tottenham’s game with Rennes will not be rescheduled and has been referred to a disciplinary panel, UEFA has confirmed.
The Europa Conference League match was called off on Thursday after eight players and five members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.
Despite discussions regarding rescheduling the game, a suitable alternative date could not be found to re-arrange the game before UEFA’s deadline of December 31.
A UEFA statement read: “Unfortunately, despite all efforts, a solution that could work for both clubs could not be found.
“As a consequence, the match can no longer be played and the matter will, therefore, be referred to the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body for a decision to be taken in accordance with Annex J of the above-mentioned competition regulations“.
Annex J of Europa Conference League regulations suggests that as Spurs were the club unable to fulfil the fixture, they will forfeit the game with Rennes awarded a 3-0 win.
That outcome would end Tottenham’s hopes of Europa Conference League glory as they needed a win to remain in the competition and qualify in second behind Group G leaders Rennes.