Spurs dumped out of Europe after UEFA ruling

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Tottenham has been forced to forfeit a Europa Conference League crippled that can't beryllium rescheduled pursuing a bout of COVID-19 cases astatine the club, eliminating the squad from the competition.

The UEFA disciplinary committee decided to grant Rennes a 3-0 victory, confirming the French squad and Dutch nine Vitesse Arnhem volition beforehand from Group G.

Several Tottenham players and unit tested posted for the microorganism up of the lucifer against Rennes connected December 9.

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The crippled was postponed and nary replacement day could beryllium recovered by the December 31 deadline.

UEFA has routinely penalised teams liable for European contention games not being played during the pandemic with 3-0 losses.

The rules person been upheld successful respective cases astatine the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Meanwhile, Premier League clubs decided against pausing the play contempt 10 fixtures being postponed successful the erstwhile week owed to the astir wide coronavirus outbreaks to day crossed squads.

While much than 90 per cent of players successful the Italian and Spanish leagues person been afloat vaccinated, the Premier League disclosed that lone 77 per cent of its players had received 2 doses.

In its archetypal update connected vaccine instrumentality up successful 2 months, the league besides said 16 per cent of players had not received adjacent a azygous dose.

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Coronavirus cases crossed players and unit deed different precocious successful the past week, much than doubling from 42 to 90.

It reflects a spike successful infections crossed Britain - up immoderate 60 per cent successful the past week - with much than 90,000 regular cases reported successful 3 of the past 4 days.

Premier League clubs met virtually connected Monday aft six of the weekend's 10 games were called off.

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"While recognising a fig of clubs are experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks and challenges," the league said aft the call, "it is the league's corporate volition to proceed the existent fixture docket wherever safely possible.

"The wellness and wellbeing of each acrophobic remains our precedence and the league volition proceed to show and bespeak nationalist wellness guidance, ever proceeding with caution."

Due to the looming fixture congestion to play postponed games, it was announced that plans for replays successful the 3rd and 4th rounds of the FA Cup person been scrapped.

The league has urged players to get vaccinated to debar squads being depleted and games called disconnected owed to coronavirus cases.

"The league continues to enactment with clubs to promote vaccination among players and nine staff," the Premier League said successful a statement.

Wolverhampton is simply a uncommon lawsuit successful England of a squad saying its squad is each vaccinated with booster shots received astatine Molineux Stadium aft Sunday's 0-0 gully against Chelsea.

"Everyone successful our gathering is afloat vaccinated, which is the close happening to do, particularly with the summation successful affirmative cases successful the Premier League and wider society," Wolves manager Bruno Lage said.

"We person a work to support ourselves and others safe, truthful erstwhile the players and unit were offered the booster jab, it was a elemental determination for us, and it was large to bash it unneurotic aft the game."

The British authorities hopes vaccine boosters volition connection much extortion against the highly transmissible Omicron variant, arsenic the information suggests, and has acceptable a extremity of offering everyone 18 and up an other changeable by the extremity of December.

More than 900,000 booster shots were delivered connected Sunday, arsenic shot stadiums, buying centres and cathedrals were turned into impermanent inoculation clinics.

People successful England who person not been afloat vaccinated person to aforesaid isolate for 10 days if they are deemed a adjacent interaction of idiosyncratic who had tested positive.

Someone successful that concern who has received astatine slightest 2 vaccine doses would lone person to acquisition regular microorganism investigating - allowing a footballer to support playing.

Wales has go the archetypal federation successful the UK to determine to unopen spectators retired of stadiums again from Sunday, arsenic was the lawsuit for astir of past season.

"The proposal is clear," Welsh system curate Vaughan Gething said, "we request to enactment present successful effect to the menace of Omicron. We are giving radical arsenic overmuch announcement of these decisions arsenic we can. Crowds volition travel backmost arsenic soon arsenic possible. We privation everyone to beryllium present to bask their favourite sports."

The determination impacts Welsh teams participating successful English led competitions, including Cardiff and Swansea which volition play their games successful the 2nd tier Championship without fans.

And successful Italy, Salernitana has been blocked by section wellness authorities from travelling to Udine for Tuesday's Serie A lucifer astatine Udinese aft a subordinate of the squad tested positive.

If caller PCR tests for the remainder of the Salernitana players travel backmost negative, the squad could inactive travel.

In Serie B, Lecce's lucifer with Vicenza was postponed.

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