Due to the funeral of Prince Philip, who died on April 9th, on April 17th, many sporting events will start later in the UK.
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The Premier League announced to the fans in an official announcement that it is in memory of Prince Philip, who died last Friday. The matches, which originally began at the same time as the funeral, will begin later.
The funeral will begin at 4 pm on Saturday 17 April Hungarian time, so the Wolverhampton Wanderers-Sheffield United and Southampton-Crystal Palace clashes will begin at 21.15.
As for the second division, the teams will play the matches by individual agreement: there will be matches on Friday and there will be clashes on Sunday.
In addition to football, cricket and rugby matches have been postponed.
Prince Philip died on April 9 at the age of 99. From 1964 to 1986, the Prince of Edinburgh was President of the International Equestrian Federation. In 1980, he won the 4×4 World Championship with the England national team, and also finished third in the team at the European Championship.