The Daily Mail’s Mike Keegan has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur and the other Premier League clubs could be given the option of postponing their European commitments next week, following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
It was announced on Thursday that the Queen, who was the nation’s longest-reigning monarch, died at her Balmoral residence in Scotland while surrounded by close members of the royal family.
Several Premier League clubs and players have paid their respects to Her Majesty after the sad news emerged.
Tottenham Hotspur joins the nation in mourning the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Club should like to extend its condolences to all members of the Royal Family at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/dg9kjs62N1
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 8, 2022
According to reports (The Sun), the Premier League will make an announcement this morning on whether this weekend’s fixtures will be called off, with a postponement looking the most likely scenario.
If Keegan’s latest update is to be believed, it is not just Tottenham’s clash against Manchester City that could be called off but also the club’s trip to Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.
The journalist revealed that he has been told that it is ‘inconceivable’ that British clubs would not be given the option by UEFA to rearrange the fixtures should they wish to do so.
With regards to next week’s European fixtures, I’m told it’s ‘inconceivable’ that British clubs would not be given the option to rearrange by UEFA, should they wish to do so.
— Mike Keegan (@MikeKeegan_DM) September 8, 2022
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I do expect this weekend’s fixtures to be called off but if clubs are allowed to play their European fixtures, I fully expect most to do so. Given the tight schedule due to the World Cup, multiple postponements will likely lead to a massive fixture pile-up later in the campaign.
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