Players during a minutes silence before the start of the second half of FC Zurich v Arsenal, after the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, Arena St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland, September 8, 2022. — Reuters pic
Monday, 12 Sep 2022 9:23 PM MYT
LONDON, Sept 12 — Thursday’s Europa League group game between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven has been postponed due to the lack of adequate security personnel following the death of Queen Elizabeth, Uefa said today.
“This is due to the severe limitations on police resources and organisational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” Uefa said.
Uefa added that a new date will be communicated in due course.
The Queen died aged 96 last week, which led to a raft of postponements across different sports in Britain over the weekend, including Premier League and English Football League (EFL) games.
However, the EFL, which manages the three divisions below the Premier League, said that matches will return as scheduled from tomorrow while the Premier League resumes this weekend.
Midweek Champions League games in England are also going ahead but Scottish side Rangers’ home game against Napoli tomorrow was also rescheduled for Wednesday for similar reasons. — Reuters