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Tottenham's Carabao Cup tie at Leyton Orient could be cancelled after MULTIPLE players at the League Two club test positive for coronavirus, putting their stadium and training ground into lockdown 24 hours before kick-off Tottenham's Carabao Cup tie with Leyton Orient is at risk after positive tests  A number of O's players have tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend Orient have informed Spurs and the EFL and are awaiting a decision  Manager Ross Embleton's pre-match press conference has been cancelled 

By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 13:36 BST, 21 September 2020 | Updated: 14:21 BST, 21 September 2020

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Tottenham's Carabao Cup clash with Leyton Orient is in doubt after the League Two club announced that a number of first team players have tested positive for coronavirus. 

The O's, who were set to face Premier League side Tottenham in the Carabao Cup third round on Tuesday, have closed their Breyer Group Stadium and training ground until further notice. 

Orient have said in an official statement that they have informed the EFL and Tottenham and will make an announcement on the status of Tuesday's game shortly.

Leyton Orient have announced that a host of first team players have tested positive for covid

Leyton Orient have announced that a host of first team players have tested positive for covid

The League Two club have informed Spurs, who they play in the Carabao Cup, and the EFL

The League Two club have informed Spurs, who they play in the Carabao Cup, and the EFL

The positive cases could mean that Jose Mourinho's side's clash with Orient is cancelled

The positive cases could mean that Jose Mourinho's side's clash with Orient is cancelled

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:

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.

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