Football restarts in England with National League games

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London, Sep 12 : Football restarts in England as the National League games is set to resume on Monday after their weekend games were postponed following the Queen’s passing.

All football within the United Kingdom was postponed over the weekend to respect the death of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Thursday.

Queen’s a state funeral will be held on 19 September.

The National League in a statement said: “The League can confirm that further to the announcement that the funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Monday 19 September, National League fixtures for week commencing Monday 12 September will go ahead as scheduled.

“Following the decisions of the Premier League and English Football League to cancel this weekend’s matches, we will work with football clubs to try and ensure that, where possible, football fixtures can take place safely when balanced against the requirement to support national events and deliver day to day policing,” BBC quoted spokesperson for the National Police Chiefs Council.

The English Football League (EFL) said that matches will return as scheduled from Tuesday 13 September.

“A minute’s silence will be held before matches, with black armbands to be worn by participants, flags to be flown at half-mast and the National Anthem to be played in stadiums,” EFL said in a statement.

The Premier League is also yet to make an announcement about the games to be played between September 16 and 18 .

According to BBC, Uefa has moved Rangers’ Champions League home game against Napoli from Tuesday to Wednesday, “due to the severe limitations on police resources and organisational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II”.


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