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12th Sep 2022

EFL confirm that fixture list will resume from Tuesday

Callum Boyle

Games in the Football League will continue as planned

The EFL have confirmed that the fixture list will resume from Tuesday.

Last weekend’s fixtures were postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II but the governing body have confirmed that all games will go ahead, with tributes to be paid to Her Late Majesty.

It said: “The EFL fixture programme will return as scheduled from Tuesday 13 September, with tributes to be paid to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at grounds around the country.

“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.

“With a national policing plan now in operation, the League and Clubs will continue to work with forces in respect of any challenges that may emerge regarding policing of specific fixtures.

“Consideration to individual circumstances will be made on a case-by-case basis, in line with standard match Safety Advisory Group (SAG) protocols.”

Some games still remain in doubt this weekend, however decisions will be made on a game-by-game basis.

A state funeral for the Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday September 19. Both the funeral and the events leading up to it are expected to cause a large strain on police resources and officers are expected to be drafted in from across the country to help police the events.

Meanwhile it was confirmed over the weekend that Rangers’ Champions League fixture against Napoli would be moved from Tuesday to Wednesday, with the Italian club’s supporters unable to attend the game in order to minimise the number of police required at Ibrox.

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