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Premier League and EFL yet to confirm fixture plans after death of The Queen

Worldfootball168 – The Premier League and EFL are yet to confirm whether the full programme of fixtures planned for Saturday and Sunday will be postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement on Thursday afternoon that The Queen had passed away at Balmoral, aged 96.

A statement on the EFL’s website confirmed that the governing body of the Football League will meet with the Government and wider sport sector to discuss whether or not games will be postponed, and a decision will not be made until then.

Friday’s games involving Burnley, Norwich, Tranmere and Stockport have all been postponed.

The Premier League said it was “deeply saddened” by the monarch’s passing.

Rick Parry, Chair of the EFL, said: “Today, the EFL was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II. 

“Over a 70-year reign, Her Majesty proudly served the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with distinction. 

“The Queen had a keen interest in sport including football. Her Majesty attended numerous FA Cup Finals throughout her reign and was an advocate for our national sport through her many years of service.

“The Monarch was at Wembley Stadium in 1966 for perhaps our national game’s most famous moment to present captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet Trophy after England beat West Germany to win the World Cup.

“On behalf of the League and its Clubs, we join the rest of the nation and people across the world in mourning the passing of our Queen, Elizabeth II. 

 ”The thoughts of everybody at the EFL and our Clubs are with the Royal Family at this sad time for our country.”

Premier League, EFL , Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship games this weekend are all expected to be postponed, though official word is still to arrive.

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