United Kingdom | 9. September 2022
The sports world is also mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II – and not only in Great Britain.
It was played yesterday. The players during the minute’s silence to commemorate the death of Queen Elizabeth II before the match between West Ham and FCSB Steaua Bucharest at the London Stadium.Foto: Keystone, AP Photo/Ian Walton
After the death of the Queen, the sports world also paused. In the UK, competitions have been canceled and events suspended. The entire weekend’s Premier League football round has been cancelled.
The golf PGA tournament in Wentworth (European Tour) was suspended on Thursday and did not resume on Friday. The professional cyclists’ tour of Great Britain was canceled after five of eight stages.
But it is not only in Great Britain that the sports world commemorates the Queen, who died on Thursday at the age of 96. Fifa commemorated the greatest moment in English football when the Queen (then 40) presented the World Cup trophy to British world champion Bobby Moore at Wembley Stadium. Former Fifa President Sepp Blatter described Queen Elizabeth II as “the rock for Britain over the past 70 years”.
Roger Federer also met the Queen personally at Wimbledon. “I am deeply saddened by the death of Her Royal Majesty. Her elegance, grace and loyalty to her duty will live on in history.”