the Belgium-Sweden match stopped at half-time after a shooting in Brussels

The meeting took place at the King Baudouin stadium, in the Belgian capital.

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Swedish supporters in the stands of the King Baudouin stadium, in Brussels, October 16, 2032. (AFP)

Football in the background. While Belgium and Sweden faced each other in the qualifiers for Euro 2024, Monday October 16, the meeting was suspended at half-time. This decision, announced by the announcer at the King Baudouin stadium more than twenty minutes after the players were sent to the locker room, comes as a shooting broke out earlier in the evening in the streets of Brussels, leaving two victims.

“Following a suspected terrorist attack in Brussels this evening, it has been decided after consultations with both teams and local police authorities that the Euro 2024 qualifying match between Belgium and Sweden will be stopped “then indicated UEFA on its X account (formerly Twitter).

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo described the attack as “cowardly attack”, before specifying that the victims were of Swedish nationality. The Swedish Football Association also reported on X that Belgian police had asked fans “to stay inside the stadium for security reasons”.

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