The Premier League and English Football League will make a decision on whether to go ahead with this weekend’s fixtures today, following the death of the Queen.

Organisers of the weekend’s sporting events are to be left to decide whether to go ahead with their fixtures, as official mourning guidance is set to be issued by the Cabinet Office.

It is understood that it will be left to individual bodies to choose how to proceed, and postponements will not be mandatory.

The EFL has already announced the postponement of two games set to take place today, with Burnley v Norwich in the Championship and Tranmere v Stockport in League Two not being played.

Nation mourns Queen Elizabeth II

A meeting between sporting bodies and the Government is due to take place this morning.

The Premier League is yet to decide on whether games will go ahead this weekend.

However, it is understood that a number of top tier clubs believe games will be postponed, and the lower leagues will then likely follow suit.

Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96

The Queen died on Thursday, aged 96, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

A statement confirming the news read: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.

"The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."


Born on April 21, 1926, during the reign of her paternal grandfather King George V Queen Elizabeth II went on the be Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

The nation’s longest-reigning monarch reached her historic Platinum Jubilee of 70 years on the throne on February 6.

Her reign has stretched from the post-war years through a new millennium and into a radically altered 21st century.

Her time on the throne has seen 15 prime ministers from the Second World War leader Sir Winston Churchill to Liz Truss.

She is survived by her four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex.