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EFL postpones Friday games after passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Jude Summerfield
Burnley will no longer host Norwich this Friday
Burnley will no longer host Norwich this Friday / Alex Livesey/GettyImages
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The English Football League has confirmed its scheduled games on Friday have been postponed following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

Buckingham Palace confirmed on Thursday the long-serving monarch had passed away in Balmoral.

Burnley were due to host Norwich in the Championship on Friday night, with Tranmere also facing Stockport in League Two.

A statement from the EFL reads: "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.

"A determination regarding the remainder of this weekend’s scheduled fixtures will be made following a review of the official mourning guidance, in addition to further consultation with DCMS and other sports on Friday morning."

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