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What The Queen’s death means for English soccer

On Thursday afternoon, Queen Elizabeth II passed. She was 96.

The longest serving Royal Monarch is a staple of England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and all the domains in the Commonwealth. She took over as The Queen in February 1952, holding that position for 70 years.

Her impact reached the sports world, too. In fact, she was the one to hand over the Jules Rimet Trophy to England when it won its first, and so far only, World Cup on home soil. She also played a role during London’s hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The Queen’s passing has an effect on the soccer world, particularly in the United Kingdom. Clubs compete in the Europa and Conference League on Thursday before diving back into domestic competition on the weekend. However, the effect on the world of soccer is already clear.

Those Europa League games taking place in England had a somber tone to start as the English reel with the loss of The Queen.

The Queen’s passing and UK soccer

A number of teams under the Commonwealth played their games on the same day as The Queen’s death on Thursday.

Three British clubs had the chance to honor Her Majesty, The Queen. Upon re-entering the field for the second half of Arsenal‘s game against FC Zürich, there was a minute’s silence. Plus, Arsenal players wore black armbands in honor of The Queen.

Manchester United vs. Real Sociedad

Manchester United, one of the most recognizable teams in the world, much less England, held a minute-long moment of silence for The Queen. A capacity crowd at Old Trafford hung their heads to honor Queen Elizabeth II with no interruptions. Players, coaches, referees, fans and other people at Old Trafford all participated in the moment of silence.

Manchester United shares the sorrow of the entire nation following the announcement from Buckingham Palace on the passing of Her Royal Highness The Queen Elizabeth II. pic.twitter.com/QwLRZ9z4yf

— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 8, 2022

Real Sociedad fans also took part. Visitors…


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Author : Kyle Fansler

Publish date : 2022-09-08 22:00:45

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