Will all Premier League and EFL fixtures be postponed following Queen Elizabeth’s death? Decision made on games following government advice September 9, 2022 – Posted in: Soccer

Premier League fixtures and EFL games across the country have been postponed following the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Much of British sport has been put on hold as a mark of respect after the sombre news from Buckingham Palace.

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West Ham paid tribute to the Queen on Thursday night

The nation’s longest-reigning monarch – who served as head of state for more than 70 years – died peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday afternoon at the age of 96.

Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham all played their European games on Thursday, each team paying respect with a minute’s silence.

The EFL announced on Thursday that the two fixtures scheduled for Friday night will not take place with Burnley v Norwich City and Tranmere Rovers v Stockport County first to be postponed.

But now, the decision has been made to call off all Premier League, EFL and National League fixtures this weekend.

The Queen was an advocate for all sport and horse events were her real passion

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The Queen was an advocate for all sport and horse events were her real passion

Will the Premier League and EFL cancel fixtures this weekend?

All Premier League, EFL and National League fixtures have been postponed this weekend.

That includes games scheduled on Saturday and Sunday and Leeds v Nottingham Forest on Monday night.

The National League games on Monday are set to go ahead as planned.

Premier League and EFL chiefs held talks with Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and other sport leaders at 11am on Friday about what to do before making an announcement.

The chair of the Department for DCMS, Julian Knight, told talkSPORT he advised that no sporting events should take place this weekend or on the day of Her Majesty’s funeral.

The decision was ultimately left to the main sporting bodies and now they have confirmed all games are off.

A Premier League statement 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.”

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.”

Premier League games postponed this weekend:

  • 10/09/2022 12:30 Fulham v Chelsea
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 A.F.C. Bournemouth v Brighton
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Leicester City v Aston Villa
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Liverpool v Wolverhampton
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Southampton v Brentford
  • 10/09/2022 17:30 Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur
  • 11/09/2022 14:00 Arsenal v Everton
  • 11/09/2022 14:00 West Ham United v Newcastle United
  • 11/09/2022 16:30 Crystal Palace v Manchester United
  • 12/09/2022 20:00 Leeds United v Nottingham Forest

Championship games postponed this weekend:

  • 09/09/2022 20:00 Burnley v Norwich City
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Birmingham City v Swansea City
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Blackpool v Middlesbrough
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Bristol City v Preston North End
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Cardiff City v Hull City
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Coventry City v West Bromwich Albion
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Queens Park Rangers v Huddersfield Town
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Sheffield United v Rotherham United
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Stoke City v Luton Town
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Sunderland v Millwall
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Watford v Reading
  • 10/09/2022 15:00 Wigan Athletic v Blackburn Rovers

The Queen’s funeral is expected to be held on Monday, September 19 and there are no Premier League or EFL fixtures schedule for that day.

It is understood that no sporting event of any kind will be permitted on the day of the funeral.

There is a full fixture list over the weekend of September 16, 17 and 18 and more information on those games will follow in due course.

Several British clubs are also in European action next week and, again, more details on those ties will follow.

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