Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The postponements and changes that will take place in scheduled sport | Soccer News

The postponements and changes that will take place in the sports scheduled following the death of Queen Elizabeth II…


UEFA have decided that Thursday night matches involving Manchester United and West Ham United will continue. There was a minute’s silence at Old Trafford and the London Stadium before kick-off, with players and staff wearing black armbands.

The EFL have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, pointing out that she presented captain Bobby Moore with the World Cup trophy when England beat Germany at Wembley in 1966.

They say: “EFL fixtures will be discussed with government and the wider sports sector over the coming period and an appropriate announcement will be made at the earliest opportunity.”


The ECB has announced that Friday’s match between England and South Africa in the test match at The Oval, as well as all scheduled Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy matches, will not take place. “For matches beyond Friday, updates will be provided in due course,” they added.

Horses race

The British Horseracing Authority has described Queen Elizabeth II as “one of the greatest and most influential supporters in horse racing history”.

All racing is suspended for the remainder of Thursday and all of Friday. A further announcement will be made on Friday as to when racing will resume and how the sport will continue to mark his passing.


The European Tour Group has suspended play at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club for the remainder of Thursday and announced there will be no play at the tournament on Friday. Further updates on the resumption of play will follow.

Rugby Union

Thursday night’s Premiership Rugby Cup match between Northampton Saints and Saracens has been postponed following news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.


The US Open tennis tournament will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II with a moment of silence and a photo montage before the first women’s semi-final on Thursday evening.

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