Cancellation cancelled: Belgium-Portugal friendly moved to Leiria after Brussels terror attack

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

Belgium's friendly against Portugal has been moved  in light of terror attacks. Getty

Belgium's friendly against Portugal has been moved in light of terror attacks. Getty

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

The match was still scheduled for next Tuesday, but not at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels.

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

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

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

AP


Updated Date: Mar 23, 2016 22:07 PM

Also Watch

Watch: Firstpost test rides the new Thunderbird 500X in Goa and walks you through the Royal Enfield Garage Cafe
  • Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Varun Dhawan on Shoojit Sircar's October, 5-star reviews and working with Anushka Sharma in Sui Dhaaga
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018 Ambedkar Jayanti: Re-visiting Babasaheb's ideals exposes fake Dalit politics of Rahul Gandhi and Congress
  • Monday, April 9, 2018 48 hours with Huawei P20 Pro: Triple camera offering is set to redefine smartphone imaging
  • Monday, April 16, 2018 Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore interview: Sports can't be anyone's fiefdom, we need an ecosystem to nurture raw talent

Also See