WALES Women’s key European Championship qualifier against Belarus has been postponed.

Jayne Ludlow’s side had already seen this month’s clashes at Rodney Parade against the Faroe Islands and Group C leaders Norway pushed back.

Now the home encounter with Belarus on June 9 has been postponed after Uefa announced all fixtures for the month, including the men’s friendly with the Netherlands in Rotterdam, have fallen victim to the coronavirus outbreak.

The pandemic has also led to Euro 2021 in England being moved to 2022 to avoid a clash with the Olympics.

The news had been widely expected since the Olympics were pushed back by 12 months, with the coronavirus crisis also creating a backlog of qualifying fixtures.

Although UEFA and the Football Association are yet to confirm the move, the DBU said it had been agreed during a video conference between member nations on Wednesday.

The DBU quoted director Jakob Jensen, who called the move "a responsible and necessary decision".

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.

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.

The men had meant to be heading for Rotterdam to prepare for Euro 2020, which has already been pushed back a year.

Wales last faced the Netherlands in Cardiff five years ago when the Dutch triumphed 3-2 after goals from Bas Dost and an Arjen Robben double while Joe Ledley and Emyr Huws struck for Chris Coleman’s side.