Spurs in dock over race-row Lazio fixture

TOTTENHAM face possible action from European governing body Uefa over November’s Europa League clash at Lazio – a match in which Spurs fans were allegedly subjected to racial abuse.

Uefa has opened a case against the Rome club over claims some supporters targeted their rivals, known for their links to the Jewish community, with anti-Semitic chants during the 0-0 draw.

A Tottenham fan suffered knife wounds on the eve of the match in an attack by dozens of Lazio Ultras in a busy bar in the Italian capital.

But Spurs are also facing investigation over claims their supporters were involved in crowd disturbances at the fixture.

Tottenham could be without Emmanuel Adebayor until mid-February after Togo chiefs said the striker had performed a U-turn and agreed to play at this month’s Africa Cup of Nations. Adebayor had originally suggested he would opt out of the tournament, following disagreements with the Togo Football Federation.

But president Ameyi Gabriel said: “We’re in the African Nations Cup with Adebayor, we will be together in South Africa. It is very important to have him there.”