Belgium friendly moved to Portugal after attacks

2016-03-23 15:42
Soccer (File)

Brussels - Belgium's friendly against Portugal next week has been moved to the Portuguese city of Leiria from Brussels because of the deadly attacks.

The Belgian federation says on Wednesday it reached agreement with its Portuguese counterpart, hours after the match was called off.

It was scheduled for next Tuesday at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.

At least 34 people were killed in Tuesday's bombings at the Brussels airport and metro, while more than 200 were wounded.

The country is at its highest terrorism alert level, meaning there's a risk of an imminent attack.

Belgium, one of the favourites to win this summer's European Championship, has cancelled training for the friendly since the attacks.

Read more on:    belgium  |  belgium attacks  |  soccer

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.