Belgium-Portugal friendly moves from Brussels after attacks

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 24, 2016 09:33 AM
Belgium-Portugal friendly moves from Brussels after attacks
The Belgium Red Devils are currently the highest ranked football team by FIFA (AP Photos)
BRUSSELS (AP) — 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 favorites to win this summer's European Championship, has cancelled training for the friendly since the attacks.

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