FIFA’s The Best awards ceremony, scheduled to be held in Milan on September 21, has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The world football’s governing body announced the postponement on Friday.
It is unclear if or when the ceremony will be rearranged, with a FIFA spokesperson saying that “the consequences and different alternatives are being considered”.
Barcelona forward, Lionel Messi and United States Women National Team World Cup winner, Megan Rapinoe won the best male and female prizes last year.
The duo also took the honours at the 2019 Ballon d’Or.
Milan and the Lombardy region have been the epicentre of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, one of the worst in Europe in terms of deaths and infections.