UEFA’s stance on Champions League games going ahead next week after Queen death

UEFA has hinted that Champions League fixtures next week will be postponed.

Football matches up and down the country have been postponed following the news that Queen Elizabeth II died at her Balmoral estate in Scotland on Thursday.

Despite the shocking news, Europa League and Europa Conference matches took place last night, with a minute of silence taking place ahead of kick-off to pay tribute to the country's longest-serving monarch in history.

Despite the games going ahead, questions have been raised over next week's European matches with the Premier League, Football League and National League all postponing their weekend fixtures this weekend.

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In a statement published by UEFA yesterday, the organisation hinted that games will not take place as it did not state any intent to play them. It said: "A moment of silence at several UEFA matches following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"European football offers sincere condolences to The Royal Family and citizens of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth realms

"UEFA informs that a moment of silence was observed at matches involving British teams tonight as a mark of respect following the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II."

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said: “UEFA and European football are truly saddened by the passing away of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, one of the world’s most respected figures.

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“Our thoughts are with her family and the President of the English Football Association Prince William, as well as with the citizens of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth realms.”

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