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Sport Tottenham's Carabao Cup tie with Leyton Orient is set to be called off

23:31  21 september  2020
23:31  21 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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TOTTENHAM ’ S Carabao Cup clash looks set to be called OFF after virtually all of Leyton Orient ’s squad tested positive for Covid-19. SunSport understands up to 18 players and staff at League Two O’s recorded positive tests ahead of the Tuesday evening game.

Tottenham players expecting Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient to be called off after a Covid-19 outbreak infects TEN players at the League Two side There was , however, no EFL confirmation that the game was off on Monday night. Leyton Orient ' s Carabao Cup third-round tie with Tottenham is

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Tottenham and Leyton Orient players believe Tuesday's Carabao Cup clash will be called off with Jose Mourinho's men handed the victory.

The game is under huge uncertainty following a Covid outbreak at Orient.

But Sportsmail understands players from both teams are now convinced Spurs will be handed the win and a place in the next round.

a sign on the side of a building: Leyton Orient's Breyer Group Stadium has been put in lockdown after a squad Covid outbreak © Provided by Daily Mail Leyton Orient's Breyer Group Stadium has been put in lockdown after a squad Covid outbreak a stadium full of people: The League Two club are due to take on Tottenham in an EFL Cup third-round game on Tuesday © Provided by Daily Mail The League Two club are due to take on Tottenham in an EFL Cup third-round game on Tuesday

Orient said in an official statement on Monday afternoon that they had informed the EFL and Tottenham and were preparing to make an announcement on the status of the game.

Leyton Orient's Carabao Cup clash with Tottenham is CALLED OFF

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Tottenham ' s Carabao Cup round three game at Leyton Orient has been called off due to positive coronavirus tests at the League Two club. The cup tie was set to be an emotional fixture for the two clubs given the connection of the late Justin Edinburgh, who died last June at the age of 49 following

The majority of Leyton Orient ’ s first team squad have tested positive for Covid-19, leading to the expectation that their Carabao Cup game at home to Tottenham on Tuesday will be called off , with a Orient were set to receive a £125,000 facilities fee from Sky, which chose to televise the tie live.

Public Health England were deciding on Orient's ability to fulfil the fixture. The club would forfeit the game under EFL rules if they could not do so.

'Following our game on Saturday 19th September, Covid-19 testing was conducted on all of our first-team playing squad,' the statement read.

'Today (Monday 21st) we received formal confirmation which shows that a number of our first-team squad have tested positive for Covid-19.

'Leyton Orient's priority is the health and well-being of its players and staff. Those who have tested positive will now strictly follow government self-isolation guidelines.'

Jose Mourinho wearing a suit and tie: Jose Mourinho's Spurs stars are due to auction their match shirts in honour of Justin Edinburgh © Provided by Daily Mail Jose Mourinho's Spurs stars are due to auction their match shirts in honour of Justin Edinburgh

EFL rules for non-fulfilment of fixtures

5.1 A Club which is unable to fulfil its obligation to complete a Competition match in Round One to (and including) Round Four due to either:

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Leyton Orient ’ s Carabao Cup tie with Tottenham is in doubt after a number of players at the Sky Bet League Two club tested positive for coronavirus. The O’ s were set to host the Premier League side in the third round on Tuesday night, but have closed their Breyer Group Stadium and training ground

Tottenham will auction signed match shirts from their Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient . Proceeds will go towards the JE3 Foundation, set up for former star Justin Edinburgh. Tottenham players expecting Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient to be called off after a Covid-19 outbreak

5.1.1 that Club's Player(s) having returned a positive CAT result and self-isolating in accordance with the action plan set out in the Return to Play/Return to Training Protocols resulting in the Club not having a sufficient number of Players to fulfil the fixture; or

5.1.2 any requirements or directions of the UK Government and/or by any public authority,

shall forfeit the fixture, pay the opposing Club's expenses in accordance with Rule 5.8 and the opposing team shall receive a bye into the next round of the Competition.

While it is mandatory for Premier League clubs to test their players and staff for Covid-19, EFL clubs are no longer required to do so.

Orient tested their squad and staff ahead of the tie, recording 'a number' of positive results to put the game in doubt.

The statement continued: 'We have also informed Mansfield Town, Plymouth Argyle and Oldham Athletic, our three most recent opponents, prior to the public release of this information.'

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Leyton Orient are due to host Premier League Tottenham in the Carabao Cup third round on Orient ' s tie with Jose Mourinho' s men would have seen them potentially come up against striker It was one of the significant factors behind Leagues One and Two calling an early end to their 2019-20

Carabao Cup : Five games with Tottenham & Man Utd in action. 22 September 2020 17:3022 September 2020 17:30. Five games from the third round of the competition. 18:00 BST: Leyton Orient v Tottenham . 19:00 BST: Newport v Watford & West Brom v Brentford.

Orient manager Ross Embleton's pre-match press conference, scheduled for Monday afternoon, was cancelled.

Tottenham are planning to auction their signed match shirts from the game, with proceeds going to the JE3 Foundation, set up in memory of Justin Edinburgh.

The former Orient manager made 276 appearances for Spurs between 1990, winning the FA Cup and League Cup.

The JE3 Foundation was set up by Edinburgh's son, Charlie, to support heart charities.

The foundation campaigns for a legislative change - known as Justin's Law - to make it compulsory for all health, fitness and sports facilities to be equipped with a Public Access Defibrillator (PAD).

EFL rules also state that a club which is unable to fulfil its obligation to play in the cup due to positive Covid tests pay the opposing club's expenses, who will receive a bye to the next round.

EFL clubs are allowed to rearrange league games without incurring such penalties.

Jobi McAnuff, Justin Edinburgh posing for the camera: Money from the shirt sales will go towards the JE3 Foundation in memory of Edinburgh (right) © Provided by Daily Mail Money from the shirt sales will go towards the JE3 Foundation in memory of Edinburgh (right) Read more

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Danny Johnson' s injury-time winner saw Leyton Orient come from 2-0 down to beat Plymouth Argyle and set up a third round Carabao Cup tie with Tottenham . But Orient were much better after the break as Sotiriou forced a good save from Cooper after Dennis had side-footed his side' s opener and

The FA are set to give byes to clubs whose opponents are unable to play. Five teams have withdrawn from the first qualifying round on Monday. Tottenham players expecting Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient to be called off after a Covid-19 outbreak infects TEN players at the League Two side.

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