Scottish football fixtures: SPFL to make call as EPL and EFL take decision to postpone weekend matches

A decision over whether any Scottish football fixtures take place this weekend is set to be made by the SPFL following the cancellation of matches in England.

It is widely anticipated that all SPFL matches will be cancelled as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.

The cinch Championship match between Cove Rangers and Dundee scheduled for Friday night has already been postponed with uncertainty remaining over the rest of the fixtures due to take place over Saturday and Sunday.

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The SPFL will meet this morning to make a decision on those matches after official government guidance recommended that sports bodies consider cancelling events on the day of the state funeral, but have no obligation to do so on other days during the period of national mourning.

The SPFL are meeting to decide whether to postpone the weekend football fixtures in the wake of the Queen's death. (Photo by Craig Foy / SNS Group)
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The Premier League in England have already taken the decision to postpone all weekend fixtures, along with the EFL. The Irish FA have also declared that no matches will take place in Northern Ireland this weekend.

The guidance reads: “There is no obligation to cancel or postpone events and sporting fixtures, or close entertainment venues during the National Mourning period.

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"This is at the discretion of individual organisations.

"As a mark of respect, organisations might wish to consider cancelling or postponing events or closing venues on the day of the State Funeral. They are under no obligation to do so and this is entirely at the discretion of inidividual organisations."

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A statement isssued by the EPL read: “At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

"To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game.

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"Further updates regarding Premier League fixtures during the period of mourning will be provided in due course.”

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