(Reuters) – The 2021 guys’s and ladies’s U-17 European Championships have been cancelled due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, UEFA said on Friday.

“Based upon a consistent tracking of the development of the pandemic … the UEFA Executive Committee chose after consultation with all 55 member associations to cancel and/or postpone some of the 2020/21 youth nationwide team competitions,” European soccer’s governing body stated in a statement.

UEFA also stated the men’s U-19 Euros would proceed in July in Romania, with the ladies’s event set to happen in July-August in Belarus.

Euro 2020, UEFA’s flagship competition which was due to take location this June, was held off by a year and will run from June 11-July 11, 2021.