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All fixtures postponed as a sign of respect

The Premier League, the EFL and the FA have confirmed that all levels of English football have united to postpone all fixtures between 9-11th September as a sign of respect following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty died peacefully in her home at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

A statement released earlier today from the Premier League read as follows ‘At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.

Richard Masters, Premier League Chief Executive, said: “We and our clubs would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty’s long and unwavering service to our country.

“As our longest-serving monarch, she has been an inspiration and leaves behind an incredible legacy following a life of dedication.  

“This is a tremendously sad time for not just the nation, but also for the millions of people around the world who admired her, and we join together with all those in mourning her passing.”

This is aligned with the approach that The FA and EFL will take with their competitions this weekend.’

All fixtures, including those in the U18 Premier League, will be rearranged at a later date and flags at football stadiums around the country will continue to fly at half-mast.

EliteScholars would like to offer our sincere thanks to Queen Elizabeth II for the immense dedication and duty she has provided to our country over her 70-year reign.

We also offer our deepest condolences to all of the Royal Family for their loss, they are in our thoughts. May Her Majesty rest in peace.

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