The 2020 UEFA European Under-19 Champion finals which was because of be held in Northern Ireland have actually been cancelled.

The choice to abort the tournament was made by the UEFA Executive Committee who mentioned the “present unresolved epidemiological situation in Europe and resulting travelling difficulties”.

The finals were initially to have actually been staged in Belfast, Ballymena, Lurgan and Portadown from July 19 to August 1.

It was then delayed until November and then pushed back again to the spring of 2021.

The competition was because of be a qualifier to the FIFA Under-20 World Cup – which is set up to occur in May 2021.

In a statement provided on Tuesday night, UEFA confirmed that the 5 slots scheduled for European groups in the competition be designated to the teams inhabiting the leading five positions in the UEFA qualifying round coefficient ranking for the 2019-20 season.

Those groups are England, France, Italy, Netherlands and Portugal.