Tottenham have been given a bye into the last 16 of the Uefa Cup, following the expulsion from the competition of scheduled opponents Feyenoord.
The Dutch club were thrown out of the competition following crowd trouble earlier in the season against French side Nancy.
Feyenoord intend to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Financial director Onno Jacobs said: “We don’t feel we should be punished this way, there’s an overall feeling the punishment is not justifiable.”
Pending the outcome of that appeal, Spurs will go through to the next round where they will play either Braga or Parma.
A Uefa statement confirmed: “Tottenham have received a bye into the Uefa Cup round of 16 following the exclusion of Feyenoord.”
Tottenham boss Martin Jol had earlier suggested Spurs should be entitled to receive some compensation for the loss of income.
Jol said: “My chairman thinks that if we want to play in Europe we should play in Europe.
“He’s right because it was a big tie against Feyenoord and hopefully we’ll get some compensation but other people may think differently.”