Wales manager and former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has been charged with assaulting two women, and controlling or coercive behaviour.
A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said on Friday that the 47-year-old Giggs will appear at Manchester and Salford Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, April 28.
The Football Association of Wales later confirmed that Giggs would not be leading their men's team at Euro 2020.
Giggs said in a statement that he would plead not guilty to the charges against him.
The CPS said: "We have authorised Greater Manchester Police to charge Ryan Giggs with engaging in behaviour which was controlling or coercive and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
"A charge of assault by beating relating to a second woman has also been authorised.
"The CPS made the decision to charge Mr Giggs after reviewing a file of evidence from Greater Manchester Police.
"Criminal proceedings are active and nothing should be published that could jeopardise the defendant's right to a fair trial."
Greater Manchester Police said Giggs was charged with assault causing actual bodily harm against a woman in her 30s and the common assault of a woman in her 20s.
Both assault charges relate to an incident on November 1 last year, which is understood to have happened at Giggs' home in Worsley near Salford. The older woman was treated for injuries at the scene.
Giggs has been released on bail ahead of the court appearance.
"I have full respect for the due process of law and understand the seriousness of the allegations," Giggs said in a statement.
"I will plead not guilty in court and look forward to clearing my name."
The Football Association of Wales said that, in light of the decision to charge Giggs, Robert Page would assume his duties as Welsh team manager at the European Championships, assisted by Albert Stuivenberg.
"An FAW board meeting will be convened to discuss these developments and its impact on the association and the national team.
"The FAW will not be making any further comment at this current time."
The former Manchester United winger is one of British football's most-decorated footballers following his 24-year career at Old Trafford and was appointed an OBE in 2007 before winning the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year in 2009.
He also won 64 caps for Wales between 1991 and 2007 and was appointed national manager in January 2018, leading them to qualification for Euro 2020, which has been re-scheduled because of Covid-19.