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EFL pays tribute to The Queen as fixtures resume on Tuesday

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 12, 2022

ENGLISH Football League (EFL) fixtures will be played as scheduled from tomorrow, it has been confirmed.

All games in the Sky Bet Championship and Leagues One and Two were postponed over the weekend following The Queen’s death on Thursday.

Fixtures will resume tomorrow, with Oxford United visiting Plymouth Argyle, and tributes will be paid to the late monarch across the country.

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A minute’s silence will take place before matches, while the National Anthem will be played in stadiums.

Flags will be flown at half mast and players are directed to wear black armbands.

Concerns have been raised about more fixtures being postponed in the days leading up to The Queen’s funeral on Monday, September 19, due to the strain on police resources.

The EFL and clubs will ‘work with forces in respect of any challenges that may emerge regarding policing of specific fixtures’.

In a statement, the league added: “Consideration to individual circumstances will be made on a case-by-case basis, in line with standard match Safety Advisory Group protocols.”

The Vanarama National League returns tonight, with Oxford City travelling to Chelmsford City.