All English and Scottish football has been postponed this weekend following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday. In a statement, the Premier League said:
At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Masters, said further updates regarding Premier League fixtures will be provided in due course. He said:
We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country.
As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy following a life of dedication.
This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those mourning her passing.
Further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course.
In their statement, the English Football League (EFL) said:
Further to discussions on Friday morning, it has been determined that all EFL fixtures from 9-10 September will be postponed as a mark of respect by the National Sport to the passing of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.
This is aligned with the approach that the Premier League and the FA will take with their competitions this weekend.
Further information, in respect of how football, clubs and their supporters will commemorate Her Majesty’s reign, will be confirmed at an appropriate point.
Details regarding rearranged games will be announced in due course.
Queen Elizabeth II, the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch, died on Thursday afternoon at Balmoral in Scotland aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.