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Gareth Southgate and Sarina Wiegman lead English tribute with messages for Queen Elizabeth II


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The Premier League has announced that all games this weekend have been postponed in honor of Queen Elizabeth II following her death on Thursday at the age of 96.

The FA confirmed that all football across the country would be canceled, including the EFL and opening games of the new WSL season, as well as matches in the Barclay’s Women’s Championship, Women’s FA Cup and the FA Trophy.

The National League has also canceled their schedule of matches for Saturday and Sunday in steps one through six and football matches in England have also been postponed to mark the Queen’s death.

The government previously advised that no sporting events should take place this weekend – or on the day of the Queen’s funeral – but left the final decision to the individual organizations.

The Scottish FA, Scottish Professional Football League, Scottish Women’s Premier League and Highland & Lowland Leagues have agreed that all professional football matches will be postponed this weekend out of respect.

FA Wales has announced that games from 9 to 12 September have been postponed.

Manchester United’s Europa League clash with Real Sociedad at Old Trafford and West Ham’s match against FCSB in the Europa Conference League at London Stadium kicked off Thursday night with pre-match tributes.

The Northern Ireland Football League has announced Friday night’s games between Cliftonville and Glentoran and Larne and Dungannon have been postponed.

The English Football League also confirmed Friday night’s Championship game between Burnley and Norwich and the League Two game between Tranmere and Stockport had been postponed, with a decision on Saturday’s game yet to be made.

The Irish FA has announced that all football scheduled for this weekend in Northern Ireland will not take place.

All Premier League 2 matches have been cancelled, as has the Championship match between Burnley and Norwich.

Tonight’s League Two game between Tranmere Rovers and Stockport County has also been postponed.


Friday’s match between England and South Africa men at The Oval, along with any scheduled matches in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, will not take place.

The England and Wales Cricket Board announced Friday that all cricket would resume on Saturday – including the English Test against South Africa and England’s Women’s T20 match against India.

Rugby Union

Northampton announced the postponement of their Premiership Rugby Cup game against Saracens, scheduled for Thursday night.

The Scottish Rugby Union has postponed all domestic competitive matches this weekend as a mark of respect and the summer women’s test international between Scotland and Spain on Sunday is also cancelled.

Bristol Bears v Bath Rugby have been postponed from Friday night to a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday following the decision of the Premiership board. The rest of Saturday’s Premiership Rugby matches will continue as usual.

Rugby League

The RFL postponed Friday’s Betfred Championship game between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams, but the first Super League elimination play-off between Catalans Dragons and Leeds continues as it takes place in Perpignan, France.

Further announcements about the weekend’s games at all levels would be made “as soon as possible,” the governing body said.


Play has been suspended for a day at the BMW PGA Championship and there will be no play on Friday.

However, the organizers later revealed that they plan to restart at Wentworth this weekend, pending guidance from Buckingham Palace.

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Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix will go ahead as planned with a minute of silence scheduled for Friday’s practice and another minute before the race.


The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) stated that all Friday’s fights would not go ahead as planned.

The undisputed middleweight showdown between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall at the 02 Arena has been postponed to October 15.


The US Open held a short tribute to the queen during the women’s semifinals in New York on Thursday evening. With Brits Joe Salisbury and Neal Skupski on either side of the net for Friday’s men’s doubles final, the pair are expected to wear black armbands to mark the Queen’s passing.

horse racing

Horse racing was a much loved passion of the Queen. Events for Friday and Saturday were cancelled, while evening tickets in Southwell and Chelmsford were halted on Thursday after news of her death was confirmed around 6:30pm.

On Sunday, the race returns, led with the St Leger in a revised schedule of nine races at Doncaster Racecourse.

Sunday’s card at Chepstow in Wales will also continue, but Musselburgh in Scotland has been canceled as the Queen’s body will be resting in Edinburgh.

The Queen’s horse King’s Lynn was not registered for the Al Basti Equiworld, Dubai Flying Five Stakes in Curragh, Ireland on Sunday, after being initially entered.


The Great North Run, the world’s largest half marathon, continues on Sunday. The organizers canceled the 5k sister event on Friday.

Richmond RUN-FEST has been postponed as their route would take runners past two sites partly owned by historic royal palaces and a floral tribute to Elizabeth in the Old Deer Park of the Royal Borough.


Friday’s Tour of Britain stage was promptly canceled and later on Thursday night the remainder of the tour, which was to finish on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, was called off entirely.

Ice hockey

Premier Sports Elite League Ice Hockey kicks off tonight as previously scheduled, following a board meeting. The match begins with a two-minute silence for the Queen, followed by the playing of the National Anthem.

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