Premier League and EFL: this weekend’s matches have been rescheduled

A moment of silence in connection with the death of Queen Elizabeth II during the match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad.

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The Premier League and the English Football League have postponed matches this weekend following the Queen’s death on Thursday.

The news comes after the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, with the country now in a state of national mourning.

The Premier League said in a statement: “The Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the meeting this morning.

“In a show of respect for her distinguished life and contribution to the nation, and as a show of respect, Premier League matches this weekend will be postponed, including Monday night’s game.

“Richard Masters, Chief Executive of the Premier League, 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 left behind an incredible legacy after a life of selflessness.

“This is an extremely sad time, not only for the nation, but for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join with all those who mourn her passing.”

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

The EFL said in a statement: “In addition to Friday morning’s discussions, it has been decided that all EFL matches from 9 to 10 September will be postponed as a mark of respect from National Sport for the passing of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II.

“This is in line with the approach that the Premier League and the FA will be taking in their competitions this weekend. More information on how football, clubs and their fans will celebrate Her Majesty’s reign will be confirmed in due course.

“Details regarding modified games will be announced in due course.”

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