The Champions League match between “Rangers” and “Napoli” has been postponed on Wednesday, September 14, according to UEFA.
The match, originally scheduled for Tuesday September 13, has been postponed following the Queen’s death due to “severe constraints on police resources and organizational issues” and away fans will not be allowed at either game, UEFA said in a statement.
The UEFA statement says: “UEFA has today announced that the UEFA Champions League match between Rangers FC and SSC Napoli, originally scheduled for Tuesday 13 September, has been moved to Wednesday 14 September at 9pm.
“This is due to severe police resource constraints and organizational issues associated with the ongoing national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
In addition, it has also been agreed to postpone the UEFA Youth League match between the two teams from Tuesday 13 September to Wednesday 14 September at 15:00.
“Away fans will not be allowed to attend the games and Rangers fans will not be allowed to attend the second leg in Naples in the interests of sporting fairness. UEFA asks fans not to travel and to respect this extraordinary situation.”
A statement from the National Police Chief’s Council said a national policing operation had been stepped up and that UK police were working closely with other organizations to ensure the events were held “safely and with appropriate security”.
NPCC added: “Following the decisions of the Premier League and FA to cancel this weekend’s matches, we will be working with football clubs to try to ensure that football matches can be played as safely as possible, when balanced with the need to support and do national events. daily police.
“This is a unique situation and we are working closely with everyone involved.”
Elsewhere, the Betfred Super League play-off semi-finals will go ahead as scheduled on September 16 and 17, it has been announced.
Wigan play Leeds at the DW Stadium on Friday 16th September and St Helens take on Salford at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Saturday 17th September.
The statement of the Super League says: “Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace that the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will take place on Monday 19 September, the Super League can confirm that the Betfred Play-off semi-final Super League, scheduled for September 16th and Saturday September 17th will continue as agreed.
“In honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Betfred Super League Awards, which were due to take place at Headingley Stadium on the evening of Monday 19 September, will now take place at the same venue on Tuesday 20 September. “
Other UK sports governing bodies will continue to assess the potential impact of the Queen’s funeral on upcoming games and events.
All football matches in the UK have been postponed this weekend, along with horse racing matches scheduled for Friday and Saturday, as a mark of respect following the Queen’s death on Thursday.
Many other sporting occasions took place, giving spectators and participants a chance to pay their respects.
In the Test match between England and South Africa at the Kia Oval, the players wore black armbands and there was a version of God Save the King.
A two-minute silence was held at Wentworth on day three of the BMW PGA Championship, as well as a tribute before the Betfred Super League Play-Off Eliminator between Huddersfield and Salford, as well as the Gallagher Premiership games.
Official bereavement guidance, published by the government on Friday morning, said there was no obligation for sporting organizations to cancel or postpone events.
In a statement confirming the weekend postponements, the Premier League said further updates on matches during the mourning period “will be provided in due course”.
The PA understands the position has not changed following confirmation that the Queen’s funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey on September 19, which will be a public holiday.
The next Premier League games take place on Friday night when Aston Villa host Southampton and Fulham travel to Nottingham Forest.
In London, Tottenham take on Leicester City at 5.30pm, while Sunday’s match sees Brentford face Arsenal at 2pm and Chelsea host Liverpool at 4.30pm live.
Discussions with UEFA continue over next week’s European fixtures, which will feature British clubs in the Champions League, Europa League and European Conference League.
As it stands, the Premier League’s scheduled schedule will resume on Tuesday.
However, the PA understands that there may be resource issues, particularly policing, with some of the equipment, which will need to be addressed on a per-equipment basis over the next period, in line with each local authority’s Security Advisory Group protocols.
Millwall have two home games next week, against QPR on Wednesday and Blackpool on Saturday.
The opening round of Gallagher Premiership games has taken place, with two Friday night games postponed to the weekend.
Further guidance on rugby matches and the rest of the national mourning period is expected to follow as soon as possible next week.
There will be no races in Britain on the day of the Queen’s funeral.
British horse racing confirmed on Saturday night that the September 19 meetings at Hamilton, Leicester, Warwick and Wolverhampton would be canceled as a mark of respect.