The Women’s European Championship finals will now take place between July 6 and 31 in 2022.

The new dates for the tournament in England, originally due to be played in the summer of 2021, have now been agreed.

It is expected that they will be formally announced following UEFA’s executive committee meeting on tomorrow.

The decision to put the tournament back came after the men’s Euro 2020 tournament was postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The move means there will now be some overlap with the Commonwealth Games, with the Women’s Euro finals now due to take place on the first Sunday of the multi-sport event, which is being hosted by Birmingham.

The opening match of the tournament will take place at Old Trafford, with Wembley hosting the final.

Games will also be played at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, Brentford, Brighton, Leigh Sports Village, the Manchester City Academy Stadium, Milton Keynes, Rotherham and Southampton.

The decision to delay will also assist with the completion of the qualifying campaign.

Wales Women’s key qualifiers with Belarus, the Faroe Islands and Norway have been postponed.

Wales currently lie second behind the Norwegians, four points back after a pair of costly draws with Northern Ireland.

Nine group winners and three runners-up qualify for the championships along with the three runners-up. The other six second-placed teams will play off for the final three spots.

Jayne Ludlow’s team have little margin for error but would expect to beat the Faroe Islands, who they hammered 6-0 in August, and Belarus, who they edged out 1-0 thanks to a late strike by Rachel Rowe, on home soil.

The clashes with leaders and likely pool winners Norway hold the key as the Northern Irish have already played the World Cup quarter-finalists twice, losing 6-0 on both occasions.

Wales currently have a positive goal difference of seven while the Irish have a negative one of 12.