Premier League to have 70th minute in-match applause to pay tribute to the Queen, as well as minute of silence and singing of national anthem

    The Premier League have announced clubs will hold an in-game minute of applause to pay tribute to the Queen this weekend.

    A minute of silence and renditions of the national anthem were held across the EFL on Tuesday night, as football returned after being postponed since last Thursday.

    The Queen sadly passed away at the age of 96

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    The Queen sadly passed away at the age of 96

    Liverpool held a minute of silence prior to their Champions League game with Ajax

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    Liverpool held a minute of silence prior to their Champions League game with Ajax

    Meanwhile, Liverpool and Tottenham observed a minutes silence before their Champions League games on Tuesday.

    Now, the Premier League has confirmed how they will be asking its 20 clubs to show their respects this weekend, following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

    For each game between Friday 16th to Sunday 18th of September, there will be a minutes applause observed in the 70th minute of each game to represent the late Queen’s 70 years on the thrown.

    Play will continue throughout the tribute, as fans pay their respects from the 70th to the 71st minute of the match.

    Each Premier League game will also observe a minutes silence prior to kick-off.

    Then the national anthem, God Save the King, will be sung before the game begins.

    Clubs across the EFL paid their respects on Tuesday night

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    Clubs across the EFL paid their respects on Tuesday night

    The players will head straight to the centre circle after walking out of the tunnel in preparation to complete the pre-match tributes.

    This means there will be no handshakes between the teams.

    Meanwhile, Players and officials will also wear black armbands and all Premier League ‘furniture’ and music will not be used as is customary before a regular game.

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