The English Football League is set to resume on Tuesday after the death of Queen Elizabeth II | Soccer News


The EFL program is set to resume on Tuesday September 13 following the Queen’s death.

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday September 19 at Westminster Abbey. When and how EFL football restarts will depend on resources around that date.

The National League has confirmed games will go ahead as scheduled from Monday, with a minute’s silence to be observed at all games before the funeral and players wearing black armbands.

Resource issues, particularly with respect to policing, are associated with certain appointments that will need to be discussed and resolved on a case-by-case basis over the coming period.

Consideration of the individual circumstances of the match will be made on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the usual protocols.

The National Police Chiefs’ Council said in a statement that a national police operation had been activated and that British police were working closely with other organizations to ensure the events were carried out “safely and with appropriate security”.

The NPCC added: “Following the decisions of the Premier League and the English Football League to cancel matches this weekend, we will work with football clubs to try to ensure that, to the extent possible possible, football matches can be played safely when balanced against the requirement to support national events and ensure day-to-day policing.

“This is a unique situation and we are working closely with everyone involved.”

When will football return at all levels?

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Sky Sports News senior reporter Geraint Hughes explains when football could return as the UK mourns the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Sky Sports News senior reporter Geraint Hughes:

“We are looking at next week as a working possibility. The EFL are expected to return on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s a big week next week as there is a full schedule on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“It will be a state funeral, so it will be a huge national and international event that will require a lot of resources and a lot of those resources might be needed for sporting events.

“In this case, the Queen’s funeral has a huge priority. As far as UEFA is concerned, many matches next week involve British clubs with the Champions League on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Europa League and the Champions League Europa conference on Thursday.

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Former West Ham captain Mark Noble pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

“As things stand, UEFA’s understanding is that these matches will take place. UEFA needs these matches going forward as there is limited room in the fixture list to get many of these games to reach a certain stage before the World Cup break.

“The date of the funeral could affect the football calendar.”

Man Utd draw for Europa goes ahead

Manchester United have confirmed that their UEFA Europa League game against FC Sheriff will take place as scheduled next week in Moldova.

“Following discussions with the relevant governing bodies and in accordance with guidance issued by the UK government, we can confirm that our UEFA Europa League match against FC Sheriff will take place as planned on Thursday evening in Moldova,” a statement read.

“Match arrangements will remain the same for fans traveling to support the team in Chisinau.”

Sky Sports News understands that discussions are ongoing between UEFA and all British teams in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League competitions and that all matches are expected to go ahead.

Rangers pushed back 24 hours

Rangers’ Champions League group stage game at home to Napoli has been pushed back 24 hours to Wednesday following talks between Police Scotland, the Glasgow club and UEFA.

European football’s governing body has announced that the tie at the Ibrox stadium, which was originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at 8 p.m.

A statement from UEFA explained: “This is due to severe police resource limitations and organizational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

Next appointments midweek

Champions League

tuesday september 13

  • Liverpool v Ajax
  • Sporting Lisbon v Tottenham

Wednesday September 13

  • Chelsea v Red Bull Salzburg
  • Shakhtar Donetsk v Celtic
  • Manchester City v Borussia Dortmund
  • Rangers v Napoli

Europa League

Thursday September 15

  • Arsenal v PSV
  • Sherriff Tiraspol v Manchester United

Europa Conference League

Thursday September 15

  • FK RFS vs Hearts
  • Silkeborg v West Ham

Sky Bet Championship

tuesday september 13

  • Blackburn Rovers v Watford
  • Huddersfield v Wigan
  • Hull versus Stoke
  • Middlesbrough v Cardiff
  • Swansea v Sheffield United
  • Preston v Burnley

Wednesday September 13

  • Luton v Coventry
  • Millwall v QPR
  • Norwich v Bristol City
  • Rotherham v Blackpool
  • Reading v Sunderland
  • West Brom v Birmingham

Sky Bet Ligue 1

tuesday september 13

  • Barnsley v Port Vale
  • Burton v Portsmouth
  • Charlton v Forest Green
  • Cheltenham v Cambridge
  • Ipswich v Bristol Rovers
  • Lincoln vs. Derby
  • MK Dons v Bolton
  • Morecambe v Sheffield Wednesday
  • Peterborough v Fleetwood
  • Plymouth v Oxford
  • Shrewsbury v Exeter
  • Wycombe v Accrington

Sky Bet League Two

tuesday september 13

  • AFC Wimbledon v Northampton
  • Barrow v Doncaster
  • Crawley v Stockport
  • Grimsby versus Gillingham
  • Harrogate v Salford
  • Hartlepool v Crewe
  • Mansfield v Carlisle
  • Rochdale v Leyton East
  • Stevenage v Newport
  • Swindon v Sutton
  • Tranmere v Bradford
  • Walsall v Colchester
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