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Game goes ahead

West Ham’s game against FCSB will go ahead.

The Hammers are set to play their first game in the Europa Conference League this evening against the Romanian side.

The fixture comes after news broke of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

But the Hammers have confirmed that the match will be played in accordance with UEFA’s wishes. They have not posted any team news.

A statement on Twitter read: “Following direction from the FA and UEFA, tonight’s fixture against FCSB will take place as planned at London Stadium. A minute’s silence will be held before kick-off allowing the teams, match officials and everyone in attendance to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen.”

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It isn’t clear yet if the Premier League matches this weekend will be impacted by the news, as the Hammers are set to take on Newcastle domestically.

There may be difficulties with postponing a whole round of fixtures due to the constraints of a calendar that has also been impacted by the scheduling of the World Cup in November and December.

Still, we will keep an eye on developments and let you know as soon as we have any information about a potential postponement.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.