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Last Updated: Sunday, 5 June, 2005, 18:59 GMT 19:59 UK
Tottenham miss out on Uefa place
Tottenham manager Martin Jol
Coach Martin Jol led Spurs to ninth place in the Premiership
Tottenham have missed out on a Uefa Cup spot after the Fair Play draw which took place in Manchester on Sunday.

Spurs were vying with clubs from Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Estonia and Germany.

Two places in next season's competition were up for grabs in the draw which took place at half-time in the England-Finland Women's Euro 2005 game.

A Danish club - as yet unknown as their season has not finished - and German side Mainz were chosen to take part.

Tottenham head coach Martin Jol said he was disappointed, but said he would look on the bright side.

"It makes us all determined to secure European football for our club and supporters through strong performances next season," he told Spurs' website.

"We just missed out. To take a positive it will give myself and the players time to prepare for next season.

"We hope that will be be where we make the next step in our development."

The Norwegian Football Association topped Uefa's fair play rankings, which are based on criteria such as positive play, respect of opponents and officials, behaviour of the crowd as well as cautions and dismissals

They gave their place to Viking FK.

Spurs finished second to Arsenal in the Football Association's domestic fair play rankings - but the Gunners' Champions League qualification ruled them out of contention.

Sweden's Hammarby, Tulevik Viljandi of Estonia and Young Boys of Switzerland were the other clubs to miss out on a place.


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