The International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Blind Football Women’s World Championships have been postponed to 2021.
Competition was due to be held in the Nigerian city of Enugu from November 19 to 29 2020.
It was set to be the first Women's World Championship in blind football.
The decision to postpone was taken alongside the Bina Foundation, which is organising the tournament.
There was deemed to be too much uncertainty surrounding the safety of participants and quality of competition as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
"We are naturally very disappointed to have to wait for this historic Championships to take place, but like many decisions we have had to make this year it is the right thing to do," said IBSA Blind Football Committee chair Ulrich Pfisterer.
"It does not mean that we are slowing down our efforts to develop the women’s game. In fact we will be making another exciting announcement shortly which shows that our focus remains firmly on this area.
"Our thanks go to the Bina Foundation for the work that they have already done, and will continue to do, over the coming months to ensure that the women’s World Championships in 2021 will be a landmark event."
IBSA has been developing women's blind football over the past three years, with development camps and tournaments held in Vienna in 2017 and Tokyo last February.