Belgium moves Portugal friendly from Brussels to Leiria after attacks

  • AP, Brussels
  • Updated: Mar 23, 2016 19:51 IST
(File photo) Belgium’s football friendly against Portugal has been moved to Leiria from Brussels because of the deadly attacks. (Picture courtesy: Wikipedia)

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

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 favourites to win this summer’s European Championship, has cancelled training for the friendly since the attacks.

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