There will be no football in England on Saturday during the funeral of Prince Philip, who died on Friday at the age of 99. The FA decided after consultation with the British royal family.
Funeral services begin at 4:00 p.m. There will be no games from 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm. The 32nd match of the day in the English Premier League between Wolverhampton and Sheffield United will now start at 9:15 instead of 4:00 p.m. Nothing will change for the FA Cup semi-final between Newcastle-West Ham (1:30 pm) and Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley (kick-off at 6:30 pm).
This result mainly affects the duels in the lower sections. Clubs are asked to choose a new start time in mutual consultation. If no agreement is reached, the FA will fall.
In all matches the players wear a mourning band and there is a minute of silence before the start.
The plan is also being changed to Scotland, which is on the fourth round of Cup football next weekend. And not only the football world mourns Prince Philip. The Rugby and Equestrian Associations have also announced that no matches will be played during the funeral.