England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland call off weekend’s football following death of Queen Elizabeth II

All English, Welsh and Northern Irish football and professional Scottish football has been postponed this weekend as a mark of respect following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Ten Premier League and six Scottish Premiership fixtures were scheduled.

EFL games were due to take place on Friday and Saturday, with six Women’s Super League fixtures – the first of the season – on Saturday and Sunday.

England’s National League, FA Trophy and grassroots football is also off.

Play will resume in England’s cricket Test against South Africa on Saturday and the Women’s IT20 match between England and India will go ahead.

Golf’s PGA Championship will restart on Saturday after play was halted on Thursday.

British horse racing will return on Sunday, with rugby union’s Premiership season beginning on Saturday after two fixtures on Friday were postponed.

The world boxing title fight between Savannah Marshall and Claressa Shields has been postponed, with a provisional date of 15 October set for it to be rescheduled.

All British Boxing Board of Control tournaments have been postponed for the weekend.

Sunday’s Great North Run will go ahead as planned, with organisers saying it is “an opportunity to come together and express our condolences while celebrating the life of our extraordinary Queen”, and that the event would be “more subdued out of respect”.

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, died on Thursday aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

The government’s national mourning guidance advised that cancelling fixtures was not obligatory, leaving the decision to individual sports.

Government guidance for the day of the funeral also advised that cancellation was not obligatory, but suggested events could be rescheduled so that they do not clash with the timings of the service.