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|The Champions League loophole that offers Spurs hope of playing in their new stadium this season
| ลิ้ ง sbo Tottenham have announced that their first home game in this year's Champions League will be played at Wembley. It is an announcement that has been expected, with the first two fixtures in the group stages of this year's competition to take place in the week of September 17 and October 1.
Spurs have already rearranged Premier League games against Liverpool on September 15 and Cardiff City on October 6 to Wembley because of the delays to their new Tottenham Hotspur Stadiuim.The new ground has been hit by "critical safety issues" which has seen the grand opening put back until at least the end of October - with confusion still reigning over the venue for the Manchester City clash on October 28.
But what about the rest of the Champions League fixtures? Can Spurs play the rest of their group games at the national stadium should there be further delays to ลิ้ ง sbo their new home? Or, having started at Wembley, would they have to play all of their home fixtures in this year's tournament there? UEFA guidelines state that "in principle, a club must play all its matches in the competition at one and the same venue".
That suggests Spurs would have to play all of their games at the same stadium, and by moving the first fixture to Wembley would imply they would have to use the national stadium for all of their Champions League games this season. However, they are simply guidelines from UEFA, and those guidelines also state that "if, at any time during the season, the UEFA administration deems that, ลิ้ ง sbo for whatever reason, a venue may not be fit for staging a match, UEFA may consult the association and club concerned and ask them to propose an alternative venue, in accordance with the UEFA requirements...the UEFA administration takes a final decision on alternative match venues in due time".