Dublin’s Aviva Stadium ‘on standby to host English football clubs’ European fixtures next week’ if there is a sport blackout following the Queen’s death, with a decision due this morning
- Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is being put on standby for next week’s European games
- Premier League clubs fear fixture backlog if games in England are postponed
- Britain set to face football blackout as mark of respect after Queen’s passing
The Aviva Stadium in Dublin is being placed on standby to host European competition matches for English clubs next week.
Following the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, not football matches are expected to be played in Britain for up to ten days, as a mark of respect for the Queen’s passing.
Premier League clubs are thought to be anxious to fulfil matches in UEFA competitions to avoid a fixture backlog – even if it means moving them to a neutral venue.
Dublin’s Aviva Stadium could host European games next week for Premier League clubs
Next week’s fixtures see Liverpool hosting Ajax at Anfield on Tuesday, while Rangers are home to Napoli on the same night in their Champions League Group games.
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