The Women's Super League and Championship seasons have been ended with immediate effect because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The competitions were suspended in March and a decision has now been taken not to try to restart, but to instead focus on preparations for 2020-21.

A statement on the Football Association's website said the decision had been reached after "overwhelming feedback" from the clubs.


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Kelly Chambers' side were in fifth place in the top tier, two points behind Manchester United, when the season was suspended as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Recommendations for settling the sporting outcomes of the season - such as which teams should represent England in the 2020-21 Women's Champions League - have been sent to the FA board for consideration.

A statement read: "Following overwhelming feedback from the clubs, the decision to bring an end to the 2019-20 season was made in the best interest of the women's game."