The Euro 2024 qualifying match between Belgium and Sweden has been cancelled. About it stated press service of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).
The decision was made after “consultations with two teams and local police officers,” the press service said.
After the first half, the teams went into the break with the score 1:1. After the Swedish national team players learned about the death of the fans, they refused to appear on the field, reported the “Championship” portal, which broadcast the game.
The Belgian Threat Assessment Coordination Authority (OCAD) has raised the threat level for Brussels to level four (very serious and imminent threat) and for Belgium to level three (severe), writes Het Laatste Nieuws. At 23:07 (00:07 Moscow time), the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office reported that “no one has been arrested yet.”
Het Laatste Nieuws reportedthat two Swedes shot dead in Brussels were most likely football fans. So far unconfirmed information has appeared on social networks that the criminal may be associated with terrorist groups. Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo asked Brussels residents to “be vigilant.”
Head of the Belgian Foreign Ministry Aja Labib called murder of two Swedish citizens in the center of Brussels by terrorist attack.