The Fédération Internationale de Football Association, FIFA’s The Best awards ceremony, scheduled to be held in Milan on 21st of September, has been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to world football’s governing body, it is unclear if or when the ceremony will be rearranged, with a spokesperson saying that “the consequences and different alternatives are being considered”.
The last edition saw Lionel Messi and Megan Rapinoe win 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 epicenter of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak, one of the worst in Europe in terms of deaths and infections.