Friday, October 7 2022

The Champions League match between Scottish club Rangers and Napoli has been postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday due to limited police resources available following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, with away fans urged to stay away from the game .

UEFA said on Sunday the match had been pushed back 24 hours due to “serious police resource limitations and organizational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning” for the Queen.

The European governing body also said away fans would not be allowed to attend the match and urged Italian supporters “to respect this extraordinary situation” and not to travel to Glasgow. Rangers fans will also not be allowed to attend the second leg in Napoli ‘in fairness’.

The Queen’s coffin was traveling through the Scottish countryside on Sunday in a hearse driving from her summer estate of Balmoral Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, with crowds lining part of the route. On Monday, the coffin will be transported from Holyroodhouse to nearby St. Giles Cathedral, where it will remain until Tuesday, when it will be flown to London.

The Premier League canceled all games this weekend as a “show of respect” for the Queen, who died aged 96 on Thursday.

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