The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced on Sunday that the Group A tie between Scottish side Rangers and Serie A club Napoli has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 14 due to the 'severe limitations on police resources and organisational issues' following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.
The clash between Rangers and Napoli was ideally slated for Tuesday, September 13 at the Ibroz Stadium, which has now moved back 24 hours.
The UEFA said in a statement, “UEFA today announced that the Champions League tie between Rangers and Napoli, originally to be played on Tuesday 13 September, has been rescheduled for Wednesday 14 September at 21.00CET. 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."
Apart from this, the Napoli fans will not be permitted for the first leg at Ibroz while the Rangers fans have to miss the second leg fixture at the Stadio San Paolo to maintain fairness in the sport. The UEFA stated, “Away fans will not be authorised at the games, and as a matter of sporting fairness, Rangers’ fans will not be authorised for the return legs in Naples. UEFA urges fans not to travel and to respect this extraordinary situation.”
Earlier, all the Premier League and English Football League fixtures have been postponed for this weekend despite the UK government's approval to continue the sports events.