UEFA have taken the decision to postpone the Euro 2020 play-off matches indefinitely.

Play-off matches, which involve three home nations, were originally due to take place between March 26 and March 31, then pushed back to the next scheduled international break in June.

However, UEFA have taken the decision to postpone the play-off rounds, and all other international matches scheduled for June, indefinitely following a meeting with its 55 member associations to discuss strategy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

That follows the decision last month to delay Euro 2020, which was set to be staged across 16 cities, until 2021. The Champions League and Europa League have also been put on hold indefinitely.

Rovers defensive duo Darragh Lenihan and Derrick Williams were set to be named in the Republic of Ireland squad for their play-off game with Slovakia, prior to the postponement.

The winner of that tie will Bosnia & Herzegovina or Northern Ireland, with a place in Group E alongside Spain, Sweden and Poland up for grabs.

Meanwhile, three consecutive wins for Scotland, against San Marino, Kazakhstan and Cyprus booked the Tartan Army a spot in the play-off matches and a semi-final home tie against Israel.

They will be looking to join England, Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D of the finals should they see off Israel and then the winner of the tie between Norway and Serbia.

Rovers defender Charlie Mulgrew, a regular for his country throughout his time at Ewood Park, wasn’t due to be called up in the March squad, having not played since returning from his loan spell at Wigan Athletic.

However, the 33-year-old, who has a year remaining on his Rovers contract, will hope to back involved in the national team set-up when matches resume.

So too will Rovers midfielder Corry Evans, capped 54 times by Northern Ireland, but currently recovering from a serious facial injury sustained in January.

The extra time will allow the 29-year-old chance to recover and be fit to play a part when Northern Ireland travel to Bosnia for their semi-final, with Slovakia or Republic of Ireland awaiting the winner.

Elsewhere Ryan Nyambe and Jayson Leutwiler, as well as youngsters Jack Vale and Lewis Thompson, were set to be meeting up with their countries for the previously scheduled March matches.

Nyambe had been named in the Namibia squad ahead of their proposed double-header with Mali, the first of which would have been played in Bamako on March 27 before the return leg in the Namibian capital of Windhoek four days later.

The full back has been capped five times by his country since pledging allegiance to the country of his birth ahead of last summer’s Africa Cup of Nations.

Goalkeeper Leutwiler was due to join up with Canada later this month for their national team camp, which would have included two ‘A’ international friendlies against Trinidad & Tobago.

Wales Under-21s were getting set for a pair of UEFA Under 21 Qualifiers, and had included Rovers youngster Vale in their squad.

The 19-year-old attacker is currently on loan with National League table-toppers Barrow and would have been away with his national side for games against Moldova on March 27 and Germany on March 31.

Another Rovers youngster, Lewis Thompson, had been called up by Northern Ireland Under-21s.

The left back signed a deal at AFC Fylde until the end of the season, with his national team having been due to play a friendly against Russia in Malaga on March 26 and a UEFA Under-21 qualifier against Ukraine in Lviv on March 31.