UEFA has decided to postpone the European Championship originally scheduled for this summer until 2021 due to the coronavirus, according to the Norwegian Football Federation.

European football stakeholders convened on Tuesday to discuss the impact and fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Euro 2020 has been chief among the topics and the widely-expected delay to the tournament was announced by football's governing body in Norway.

In a post on Twitter, the NFF said: "UEFA has decided that the European Championship is postponed to 2021. It will be played from 11 June to 11 July next year. More information coming."

The tournament had been due to be played between June 12 and July 12 this summer, in 12 cities across Europe with Wembley hosting the semi-finals and final.

The postponement became the most viable option given the huge disruption caused to the 2019-20 domestic competitions across Europe, and to this season's Champions League and Europa League.

It is now likely that the play-offs to decide the final four places at the tournament - which were due to be played later this month - can be postponed until later this year.