Queen Elizabeth’s death: English, Scottish leagues postpone weekend fixtures

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In the wake of the death of the queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, last Thursday, the English and Scottish football have postponed this weekend’s fixtures to mourn the death of the late monarch.

The Scottish FA announced that the SPFL, SWPL and Highland & Lowland Leagues have agreed that professional football matches will be postponed.

The Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two also announced postponement, including the start of the new Women’s Super League season, and all non-League and grassroots fixtures.

The British Boxing Board of Control has also postponed Saturday’s fight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall for the undisputed middleweight world championship. The fight will now provisionally go ahead on October 15.

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.”

Queen Elizabeth II

Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, 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 in mourning her passing.”

“Further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course.”

In their statement, the 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.”

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