ROTHERHAM United will have to wait longer to stage Women's Euros finals action after the tournament was put back to 2022 due to the knock-on effects of the coronavirus crisis.
AESSEAL New York Stadium had been due to host four matches, including a quarter-final, next summer but the UEFA Executive Committee confirmed this week that the tournament will now take place from July 6-July 31 2022.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “When we had to take an urgent decision on the postponement of this year's (men's) Euros, we always had the impact on UEFA Women’s Euros 2021 in mind.
"We have carefully considered all options, with our commitment to the growth of women’s football at the forefront of our thinking. By moving the Women’s Euros to the following year we are ensuring that our flagship women’s competition will be the only major football tournament of the summer, providing it with the spotlight it deserves.”
The English FA’s director of women’s football, Baroness Sue Campbell, added: “We will continue our dialogues with cities, venues and our partners over the coming months as we work towards delivering a record-breaking Women's Euros on home soil in 2022. We are confident that it will be worth the wait.”
The NYS was one of ten host grounds, the others including Bramall Lane, Old Trafford, Manchester City Academy Stadium and Brighton and Hove Community Stadium.
Further details, including potential amendments to the match calendar, will be announced in due course.