LONDON, UK: The Premier League and Women’s Super League (WSL) have postponed this weekend’s fixtures including Monday’s evening games as mark of respect to the fallen Queen Elizabeth II.
A Premier League statement released Friday afternoon read: “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.
“Further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course.”
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.”
The EFL have also postponed their games. They 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.”
The National League postponed their fixtures shortly after the Premier League and EFL. All games in Scotland have also been postponed.
Full list of postponed Premier League games
- Fulham vs Chelsea
- Bournemouth vs Brighton
- Southampton vs Brentford
- Liverpool vs Wolves
- Leicester City vs Aston Villa
- Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
- Arsenal vs Everton
- West Ham vs Newcastle
- Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
- Leeds United vs Nottingham Forest
With Her Majesty’s funeral expected to be held next weekend, there are concerns that an additional matchweek’s worth of fixtures could be affected, as well. The women are scheduled to play Friday afternoon, the men on Sunday. The men are also scheduled to host PSV at the Emirates in the Europa League on Thursday.
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