Football pays tribute after passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Toby Cudworth
Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96
Queen Elizabeth II has died at the age of 96 / Samir Hussein/GettyImages

The world of football has started to pay tribute after the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced by Buckingham Palace.

A statement on behalf of the Royal Family read: "The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and the Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow."

The Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year, marking 70 years on the throne, and famously presented Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy after England's 4-2 win over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final at Wembley.

Clubs have now begun to pay tribute to The Queen on social media, with an announcement over potential fixture postponements expected to follow in due course.

An announcement is expected in due course in regards to the Premier League and EFL games scheduled to be played this weekend.