England suspends all football to mourn passing of the Queen

September 9 – All football in England has been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II yesterday.

Premier League clubs meeting this morning paid tribute the Queen, releasing a statement saying: “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.”

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 Premier League had 10 matches scheduled over the weekend and the postponed is aligned with postponement of all English Football League fixtures, National League fixtures, FA Trophy matches and grassroots football.

The Women’s Super League was due to kick off this weekend with six matches, though that has also been pushed back.

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