UEFA are rethinking their decision to scrap Tottenham's final Europa Conference League group tie against Rennes.
Spurs face being awarded a 3-0 defeat for failing to fulfil the fixture, which would dump them out of the competition.
But 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.
Uefa's statement appeared to condemn Antonio Conte's team to a KO when it confirmed: “A solution that could work for both clubs could not be found.
“The match can no longer be played and the matter will, be referred to the Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body for a decision."
The CEDB could grant an exception to the December 31 deadline to allow the Group G match to be played in the new year — before the competition resumes in February.
Any decision would affect Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, who sit second in the group.