ANOTHER Uefa draw was hit by technical errors on Monday after the Champions League farce.
The Europa Conference League draw was held up while Uefa’s computers took their time to update.
Uefa deputy secretary Giorgio Marchetti apologised for the delay before, after a few minutes, Bodo/Glimt’s name appeared.
While the delay was embarrassing, Uefa will be relieved that the technical problems didn’t cause as much mayhem as seen in the Champions League draw.
That draw was declared null and void after Manchester United’s number was left out of the pot in the draw to face Atletico Madrid.
The Red Devils were initially drawn against Villarreal – something that should not have been possible as they were both in Group F and therefore not eligible to meet in the last-16.
An initial redraw was ordered and United’s crosstown rivals Man City were then selected to play Unai Emery’s side.
Crucially, United were not then put back in the mix to face Atletico – with another group-stage foul-up adding to Uefa’s woes.
However, the redraw has now taken place without any mishaps and the new ties will take place in February and March.
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After the technical mishap in the Europa Conference League draw, things went smoothly with Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt eventually drawn against Celtic.
Leicester City will be pleased as they go up against Danish team Randers at home.
Tottenham or Vitesse will play Rapid Vienna in the next stage of the competition.
Spurs still have to qualify for the knockout stages as their European clash against group leaders Rennes was postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the North London club.
Spurs face being awarded a 3-0 defeat for failing to fulfil the fixture, which would dump them out of the competition.
But SunSport understands Uefa’s Control Ethics and Disciplinary Body could decide to change the rules to allow the match to be played after the December 31 deadline.
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