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Premier League teams 'could play Champions League and Europa League games in Ireland' following Queen Elizabeth II's death

Daniel Marland

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Premier League teams 'could play Champions League and Europa League games in Ireland' following Queen Elizabeth II's death

Premier League clubs could play their European fixtures at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin next week if they're unable to do so in England.

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This weekend's round of fixtures have been postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, with the United Kingdom entering ten days of mourning.

It's seen attentions turn to the midweek European fixture list, with Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester City in the Champions League, Arsenal and Manchester United in the Europa League and West Ham United in the Europa Conference League.

According to The Irish Sun, the Aviva Stadium is currently on standby to host the home fixtures of English sides.

The Aviva Stadium has a capacity of 51,700. (Image Credit: Alamy)
The Aviva Stadium has a capacity of 51,700. (Image Credit: Alamy)

Premier League teams are keen to fulfil their fixtures to avoid fixture congestion in an already truncated campaign, with the World Cup in Qatar this winter.

European qualification campaigns are set to be completed week commencing October 31.

Liverpool are currently scheduled to host Ajax at Anfield on Tuesday evening, while Chelsea welcome RB Salzburg to Stamford Bridge a day later.

City's game with Borussia Dortmund will be going ahead as normal at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Arsenal duke it out with PSV Eindhoven at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday.

Tottenham, Manchester United and West Ham will be playing away against Sporting CP, FC Sheriff and Silkeborg respectively. It means they can fulfil those fixtures should they wish to do so.

Manchester City are one of four English teams in home action in midweek. (Image Credit: Alamy)
Manchester City are one of four English teams in home action in midweek. (Image Credit: Alamy)

The Aviva Stadium is home of the Republic of Ireland international team and has a capacity of 51,700.

Despite being under no requirement to do so, the Premier League chose to call off the weekend's games after a meeting on Friday morning.

"At a meeting this morning, Premier League clubs paid tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II," a statement reads.

"To honour her extraordinary life and contribution to the nation, and as a mark of respect, this weekend’s Premier League match round will be postponed, including Monday evening’s game."

Featured Image Credit: FootyRenders & Alamy

Topics: Champions League, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United, West Ham United

Daniel Marland
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