The postponed UEFA Women’s EURO 2021 football championships will be played in England from 6 July to 31 July 2022.

Venues at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium and Rotherham United’s New York Stadium that were originally proposed to host the event.

The decision to move follows the global outbreak of COVID-19.

Councillor Mary Lea, Cabinet Member for Culture Parks ad Leisure at Sheffield City Council, said: “I am thrilled that the UEFA Women’s EUROs will still take place in England and in the host cities and stadiums as planned, and believe it is the right decision to postpone until 2022. This will allow us all to recover from the huge impact that the coronavirus has had worldwide, and ensures that the women’s competition remains the primary focus and can still be performed in front of the packed audiences it deserves.

“We will continue our work to raise the profile of women’s football in the city and also the excitement associated with the tournament for 2022.”