National League games get green light as fans wait for Premier League games


The National League has confirmed fixtures from Monday have been given the green light ahead of the Queen’s funeral the following Monday.

The league, along with the Premier League and EFL, canceled their weekend matches on Friday as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, who died the day before.

A statement released on Sunday read: “The League can confirm that following the announcement that the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday September 19, the National League fixtures for the week beginning Monday, September 12 will proceed as planned.

“Clubs, for all matches until the funeral, will observe a minute’s silence before the match and will wear black armbands as a sign of respect for Her Majesty.”

There’s still no confirmation of the status of the weekend’s Premier League and EFL matches, although top-flight English clubs are playing in European fixtures – in the Champions League, Europa League and Champions League. Europa conference – Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

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