In a shocking manner, the Belgium vs Sweden match in the UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers was called off after the first half at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels after two Swedish fans were shot dead at the center of the city ahead of the match.
The match was first suspended at half-time due to security reasons and then officially called off "following a suspected terrorist attack in Brussels this evening, it has been decided after consultation with the two teams and the local police authorities."
The tragic event took place on the streets of the Belgian capital prior to the international fxiture. The individuals involved were of Swedish nationality and reportedly had worn football jerseys. However, it remains uncertain if they were present at the match.
Viktor Gyokeres first scored for the Swedish team before Romelo Lukaku converted a penalty to an equaliser to make the scoreline 1-1 before the half-time. The fans were first told to stay at the stadium for their own safety since the terroists were still in charge. However, the reports say that fans have been escorted to their homes safely. The fans were seen shown support to Sweden as they chanted "Sweden" inside the stadium.
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