THE FA have confirmed that no football fixtures will take place during the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

The service is at 3pm on Saturday, during which Malvern Town and Stourport Swifts were due to kick-off their fourth round Buildbase FA Vase ties.

In regards to Vase fixtures taking place on Saturday, the FA have said clubs can agree between themselves as to a kick-off time.

An FA statement read: “The FA has consulted with Her Majesty’s Government in relation to the funeral arrangements of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and sporting fixtures on Saturday 17 April 2021.

"As a mark of respect, The FA will be recommending that no football fixtures take place between 14:45 and 16:15, a minute’s silence is observed before matches are played and black armbands are worn. All flags at Wembley Stadium and St. George’s Park will also fly at half-mast.

"The Emirates FA Cup Semi Final between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium will be played as scheduled at 17:30 and the Vitality Women’s FA Cup Fourth Round fixture between Manchester City Women and Aston Villa Women will be brought forward to 12:00 in agreement with both clubs.

"Fixtures scheduled for 15:00 in the Buildbase FA Vase Fourth Round Proper will also be moved and we have asked participating clubs to agree a suitable revised kick off time outside of 14:45 and 16:15.

"Should clubs not be able to mutually agree on a new kick off time, this shall be determined by The FA."