Rangers-Napoli Postponed Following Passing of The Queen

The death of Queen Elizabeth II has forced UEFA to reschedule the match between Rangers and Napoli by one day. The second European tilt of the Azzurri will take place Wednesday and not Tuesday. In addition, the Italian fans won’t be able to attend.

As per Il Giornale, the decision stems from public order issues. The bier of Her Majesty is currently in Edinburgh at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. It will move to London Tuesday. With King Charles III visiting and thousands of people flocking to the city to pay their respects, the police forces couldn’t handle a fixture with 70k supporters.

Moreover, the Azzurri faithful won’t be allowed in the stands, and UEFA advised them not to travel. The same thing will happen when Rangers visit Napoli in October out of reciprocity. The 600 people that bought tickets will be refunded. According to Il Mattino, the Italian club asked for a 6.45 pm kick-off to head back to Italy sooner. The request fell on deaf ears, and the bout will begin at 9 pm.

The Partenopei debuted in Champions League with a resounding win over Liverpool. Instead, the Scottish side lost 0-4 in Amsterdam at the hands of Ajax. It will be the first-ever meeting between the two fixtures. Luciano Spalletti will not have star striker Victor Osimhen for the second consecutive fixture. He will be back in early October. Diego Demme might make his return after missing time with a foot infraction. The backup midfielder went into full training just before the recent against Spezia.

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