Sport resumes in the UK on Tuesday after the nation took a break on the day of her state funeral to pay tribute to the Queen.
The world of sport came to a standstill across the country on Monday as people paid their last respects to the Queen, who died on September 8 and was buried in St George’s Chapel in Windsor after a service at Westminster Abbey.
Races were canceled for the day and figures from a sport loved by the Queen attended her state funeral.
England international players should normally have arrived at St George’s Park on Monday but they had an extra day off to spend time with their families on such a historic day.
Gareth Southgate’s squad will instead report for international duty on Tuesday ahead of this month’s Nations League games against Italy and Germany.
Ex-Three Lions captain David Beckham, who queued for 13 hours to see the late monarch lying in state at Westminster Hall last week, paid his own tribute on Instagram.
“Our queen is at home,” he said. “We said a final farewell to Her Majesty the Queen. This week the world mourned the loss of a unique, inspirational and caring leader.
“People from all walks of life came out in their thousands to show their gratitude to our beloved Queen. Alongside the incredible ceremony and tradition, we witnessed a loving family mourn the loss of a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with dignity and devotion.
“Your legacy of service and dedication to duty will endure. Long live the king”
English Football League clubs were among a host of teams and organizations to join forces with tributes to the Queen on the day of her funeral, and several will be back at the EFL Trophy on Tuesday.
Arsenal and Rangers will also play important games in the Women’s Champions League against Ajax and Benfica respectively.
Racing, the Queen’s favorite sport, had originally scheduled meetings in Leicester, Warwick, Hamilton Park and Wolverhampton for Monday, but these were canceled after the funeral date was announced.
Meetings resume Tuesday in Beverly, Lingfield, Newcastle and Warwick.
Meanwhile, LV= Insurance County Championship games will also begin and England’s cricketers will play their first game in Pakistan in 17 years later in the day.
Jos Buttler’s white-ball side paid their own respects to the Queen with a minute’s silence on Monday before attention turned back to competitive sport.
England play the first of seven Twenty20 internationals against Pakistan in Karachi on Tuesday afternoon.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/sport-david-beckham-chapel-people-windsor-b2170866.html Sport will resume in the UK on Tuesday after the nation took a break to pay tribute to the Queen