National League fixtures get go-ahead as fans wait on Premier League games

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Football matches have been postponed (Phil Noble/PA) (PA Archive)
Football matches have been postponed (Phil Noble/PA) (PA Archive)

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

The league, along with the Premier League and EFL, on Friday called off their weekend fixtures as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II, who died the previous day.

In a statement on Sunday read: “The League can confirm that further to the announcement that the funeral for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held on Monday 19 September, National League fixtures for week commencing Monday 12 September will go ahead as scheduled.

“Clubs, for all fixtures up until the funeral, will observe a one-minute silence prior to the game and will wear black armbands as a mark of respect to Her Majesty.”

There remains no confirmation of the status of the weekend Premier League and EFL games, though top-flight English clubs are playing in European fixtures - in the Champions League, Europa League and Europa Conference League - across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.