The Premier League issued a statement following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
"The Premier League is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family and everyone around the world mourning the loss of Her Majesty."
What the league did not address, however, is whether or not this weekend's fixtures are going to take place. While many expect the matches to be postponed, there still has not been an official confirmation.
The EFL Championship, England's second-highest competition, did postpone the games that were set to be played on Friday.
"As a mark of respect, following the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II earlier today, the EFL has confirmed that its fixtures scheduled for tomorrow evening (Friday 9 September) – Burnley v Norwich City and Tranmere Rovers v Stockport County - have been postponed," their statement said.
A final decision regarding the Premier League is expected to come on Friday.
Clubs are expecting an announcement on the weekendâs football fixtures in the morning, following the Queenâs passing this afternoon. A repeated view among those Iâve spoken to is that theyâre âalmost certainâ games will be off as a mark of respect.
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) September 8, 2022