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Premier League games ‘almost certain’ to be called off following Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Premier League clubs believe this weekend’s round of games will be postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

It was announced on Thursday that the Queen had died at her royal residence in Balmoral, aged 96.

The United Kingdom will enter 10 days of mourning for their longest-serving monarch and it’s set to halt this weekend’s sporting action, according to the Daily Mail.

The EFL have already confirmed both Friday night fixtures – Burnley vs Norwich in the Championship and Tranmere Rovers vs Stockport County in League Two – are off.

vs Fulham was set to open the Premier League’s matchday on Saturday afternoon with five more games that day.

Three were scheduled for Sunday and the calendar is rounded off with Nottingham Forest’s trip to Leeds United on Monday.

It’s expected the Football League will follow the Premier League’s lead when it comes to postponements.

Authorities are waiting for a Government statement regarding the mourning period.

The Premier League was ‘deeply saddened’ by the Queen’s death and released a statement which reads: “Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family and everyone around the world mourning the loss of Her Majesty.”

Premier League clubs have been in action in the Europa League this evening, with the Queen’s death being announced during Arsenal’s clash with FC Zurich.

Both sides participated in a minute’s silence prior to the second half, but some chose to boo. Arsenal went on to win the contest 2-1.

and Real Sociedad fans also paid their respects with a minute’s silence before kick-off. Both sides wore black armbands and flags inside Old Trafford were flown at half-mast.

West Ham United welcomed FCSB to the London Stadium in the Europa Conference League and passionately belted out ‘God Save The Queen’.

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