After the matches in Liverpool and Tottenham, the latter involved in an away match in Lisbon, three other British teams will take the field on Wednesday 14 September for the second day of the Champions League group stage.
Champions League, possible homage to Elizabeth II
Football is then partially restarted after the disappearance of Elizabeth II, although the mourning will continue until Monday 18, the day of the funeral. In view of the Cup matches, however, an unexpected and unpleasant tug-of-war is looming between the British clubs and the Uefa regarding the possibility of playing the notes of ‘God Save The Queen’ before the competitions Manchester City-Borussia Dortmund, Chelsea-Salzburg and Rangers-Napoli.
“Uefa-English clubs clash on God Save The Queen”
As we learn from the ‘Daily Mail’, in fact, Uefa has refused requests from British clubs to have the British anthem performed to pay homage to the Queen. According to the leading European football body, which has instead agreed to the British teams taking to the field with mourning on their arms, it is appropriate “to maintain a coherent pre-match ceremonial with a subdued atmosphere and devoid of celebratory activities in all the United Kingdom offices to show respect. “This request was not made by Liverpool, who faced Ajax on Tuesday. According to the same Source, for the moment only Rangers have leaked the will to challenge the ban and then to play the notes of the British anthem before the match against Napoli. The final decision will only be made close to the start of the match.CopyAMP code.
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