EFL postpones all matches as 'mark of respect' for Queen Elizabeth II

Joe Giddens - PA Images / PA Images / Getty

The English Football League (EFL) postponed all matches scheduled for this weekend as "a mark of respect" following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The EFL, which governs the Championship, League One, and League Two - the second, third, and fourth tiers of English football - initially called off its two games slated for Friday before postponing the entire weekend fixture list.

The decision came after consultation with the British government and other sporting bodies. All games in the Premier League and Women's Super League were also postponed for the weekend as the nation mourns.

Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest-reigning monarch who ruled for 70 years, died Thursday at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. She was 96.

Comments
EFL postpones all matches as 'mark of respect' for Queen Elizabeth II
  Got something to say? Leave a comment below!

Daily Newsletter

Get the latest trending sports news daily in your inbox