Rangers vs Napoli moved to Wednesday with UEFA matches expected to go ahead this week | Football News

Rangers’ Champions League group stage game at home to Napoli has been pushed back 24 hours to Wednesday following discussions between Police Scotland, the Glasgow club and UEFA.

European football’s governing body have announced that the tie at Ibrox Stadium, originally to be played on Tuesday, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 14 at 8pm.

A UEFA statement explained: “This is due to the severe limitations on police resources and organisational issues related to the ongoing events surrounding the national mourning for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.”

The UEFA Youth League game between both teams originally set for Tuesday has also been moved to a 2pm kick-off on Wednesday.

UEFA have also announced that no away fans will be present at Ibrox this week and, as a matter of sporting fairness, Rangers’ supporters will not be authorised for the return leg in Naples on October 26.

Fans have been strongly advised to avoid making travel arrangements and to respect this extraordinary situation.

Rangers started their Champions League Group A campaign with a 4-0 defeat at Ajax Amsterdam and Napoli thrashed Liverpool 4-1 at home.

All UEFA competition matches are expected to go ahead as planned next week across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

All Premier League and English Football League matches this weekend were postponed as a mark of respect. All games in the Women’s Super League, Women’s Championship and Women’s FA Cup were also postponed.

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Former West Ham captain Mark Noble pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II.

The Scottish Football Association announced the postponement of all professional games over the course of the weekend, while all football in Northern Ireland and Wales was also off.

The English Football League is set to recommence on Tuesday with a full midweek programme while the National League confirmed matches would go ahead as scheduled from Monday.

The National Police Chief’s Council said in a statement that a national policing operation had been activated and that UK Policing was working closely with other organisations to ensure events are held “safely and with the appropriate security”.

The NPCC added: “Following the decisions of the Premier League and English Football League to cancel this weekend’s matches, we will work with football clubs to try and ensure that, where possible, football fixtures can take place safely when balanced against the requirement to support national events and deliver day to day policing.

“This is a unique situation and we are working closely with everyone involved.”

Sporting CP vs Tottenham going ahead despite technical error

Tottenham have moved to clarify that their Champions League group stage game against Sporting CP this week in Lisbon is going ahead as scheduled (Tuesday September 13, kick-off 5.45pm).

The tie had been thrown into doubt after a technical glitch on the club’s website suggested the game had been postponed.

Tottenham and Sporting both won their opening fixtures in Group D games against Marseille and Eintracht Frankfurt respectively.

Richarlison scored two late headed goals to edge Tottenham past 10-man Marseille as Champions League football returned to north London.

Sporting cruised to a 3-0 win at Frankfurt, with English forward Marcus Edwards breaking the deadlock midway through the second half before former Wolves winger Francisco Trincao and Nuno Santos secured three points.

Upcoming midweek fixtures

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Sky Sports News’ Geraint Hughes explains the changes to the football schedule, following the passing of The Queen.

Champions League

Tuesday September 13

  • Liverpool vs Ajax
  • Sporting Lisbon vs Tottenham

Wednesday September 13

  • Chelsea vs Red Bull Salzburg
  • Shakhtar Donetsk vs Celtic
  • Manchester City vs Borussia Dortmund
  • Rangers vs Napoli

Europa League

Thursday September 15

  • Arsenal vs PSV
  • Sherriff Tiraspol vs Manchester United

Europa Conference League

Thursday September 15

  • FK RFS vs Hearts
  • Silkeborg vs West Ham

Sky Bet Championship

Tuesday September 13

  • Blackburn Rovers vs Watford
  • Huddersfield vs Wigan
  • Hull vs Stoke
  • Middlesbrough vs Cardiff
  • Swansea vs Sheffield United
  • Preston vs Burnley

Wednesday September 13

  • Luton vs Coventry
  • Millwall vs QPR
  • Norwich vs Bristol City
  • Rotherham vs Blackpool
  • Reading vs Sunderland
  • West Brom vs Birmingham

Sky Bet League One

Tuesday September 13

  • Barnsley vs Port Vale
  • Burton vs Portsmouth
  • Charlton vs Forest Green
  • Cheltenham vs Cambridge
  • Ipswich vs Bristol Rovers
  • Lincoln vs Derby
  • MK Dons vs Bolton
  • Morecambe vs Sheffield Wednesday
  • Peterborough vs Fleetwood
  • Plymouth vs Oxford
  • Shrewsbury vs Exeter
  • Wycombe vs Accrington

Sky Bet League Two

Tuesday September 13

  • AFC Wimbledon vs Northampton
  • Barrow vs Doncaster
  • Crawley vs Stockport
  • Grimsby vs Gillingham
  • Harrogate vs Salford
  • Hartlepool vs Crewe
  • Mansfield vs Carlisle
  • Rochdale vs Leyton Orient
  • Stevenage vs Newport
  • Swindon vs Sutton
  • Tranmere vs Bradford
  • Walsall vs Colchester

National League

Tuesday September 13

  • Altrincham vs Scunthorpe
  • Barnet vs Dorking Wanderers
  • Boreham Wood vs Maidenhead
  • Chesterfield vs Southend
  • Eastleigh vs Yeovil
  • FC Halifax vs Gateshead
  • Maidstone vs Wealdstone
  • Notts County vs Aldershot
  • Woking vs Oldham
  • Wrexham vs Dagenham
  • York vs Bromley

National League North

Monday September 12

  • Bradford PA vs Darlington

Tuesday September 13

  • Blyth Spartans vs Farsley Celtic
  • Boston vs Buxton
  • Brackley vs Hereford
  • Chester vs Southport
  • Gloucester City vs AFC Telford
  • Kidderminster Harriers vs AFC Fylde
  • King’s Lynn vs Alfreton
  • Leamington vs Kettering
  • Peterborough Sports vs Banbury
  • Scarborough Athletic vs Chorley
  • Spennymoor vs Curzon Ashton

National League South

Monday September 12

  • Chelmsford City vs Oxford City

Tuesday September 13

  • Bath City vs Weymouth
  • Dover Athletic vs Dartford
  • Dulwich Hamlet vs Hemel Hempstead
  • Eastbourne Borough vs Welling
  • Ebbsfleet vs Braintree
  • Hampton & Richmond vs Chippenham
  • Slough vs Taunton
  • St Albans P-P Concord Rangers
  • Tonbridge Angels vs Farnborough
  • Worthing vs Cheshunt

Wednesday September 14

  • Havant & Waterlooville vs Hungerford