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.

When and how football will resume depends on resources and the date of the Queen’s funeral, which is due to take place within 14 days of Friday when a state of national mourning was declared.

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.

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. There is caveats to this as we’re still awaiting the date of the Queen’s funeral.

“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.

“As it stands, UEFA’s understanding is that these games will take place. There has also been representation from Rangers and Scottish Police that they need to consider how the game with Napoli in the Champions League can unfold.

“UEFA needs these games to happen because there is little room in the fixture list for a lot of these games to reach a certain stage before the World Cup break.

“The date of the funeral will have kickbacks on the football calendar, but at the moment we don’t know when that will be.”

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 update fans on Napoli game next week

Rangers have announced talks are underway with UEFA and Police Scotland over their Champions League game against Napoli at Ibrox on Tuesday.

Rangers’ Scottish Premiership game with Aberdeen on Saturday, which was due to be shown live on Sky Sports, has been postponed as English and Scottish football pays tribute to the death of Queen Elizabeth II by postponing all games this weekend.

The Scottish Premiership side said they were “aware of pressure on police and resources” next week but said the game was currently going on.

Next appointments midweek

Champions League

tuesday september 13

  • Liverpool v Ajax
  • Rangers v Napoli
  • Sporting Lisbon v Tottenham

Wednesday September 13

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

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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