The top flight Premier League and the English Football League (EFL) have postponed their next round fixtures as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth, they said on Friday.
The queen, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, died peacefully at her home in Scotland on Thursday aged 96.
“As a mark of respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed,” it said in a statement.
“At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“To honor 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.”
The EFL said all its fixtures from September 9-10 will be postponed.
“This is aligned with the approach that the Premier League and the FA will take with their competitions this weekend,” the EFL said.