The death of the British monarch, Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96 on Thursday has caused series of cancellations in the world of the English Premier League meaning that this weekend fixtures are off totally.
In England, the Premier League has joined a host of other sporting community to confirm the cancellation of all 10 matches planned for this match week across Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.
Similarly, all EFL games across the Championship, League One and League Two have also been postponed for this weekend. It follows the initial cancellation of two fixtures on Friday. The FA has cancelled all fixtures for this weekend, including the opening games of the new WSL season, as well as matches in the Barclay’s Women’s Championship, Women’s FA Cup and the FA Trophy.
The National League has also cancelled their programme of fixtures for Saturday and Sunday across steps one to six, the Women’s Football Pyramid has been canned from steps three to seven, and grassroots football matches in England have also been postponed to mark the death of the Queen.
The Scottish FA, Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish Women’s Premier League and Highland & Lowland Leagues have agreed that all professional football matches will be postponed this weekend as a mark of respect.
The Irish FA announced on Friday that all football in Northern Ireland scheduled for this weekend will not take place. FA Wales have announced that games from the 9th to the 12th of September have been postponed. Europa League and Europa Conference League matches continued on Thursday with pre-match tributes at Old Trafford and the London Stadium.