Football

Belgium v Portugal friendly match cancelled

Belgium have cancelled next week’s friendly against Portugal in Brussels after Tuesday’s attacks in the city, which killed more than 30 people.

The Belgian Football Association says the authorities in the capital city asked for the match to be postponed for “security reasons and precaution”.

The national team cancelled a training session in the immediate aftermath of the suicide and bomb attacks.

Captain Vincent Kompany was “horrified and revolted” by the incidents.

“I wish for Brussels to act with dignity. We are all hurting, yet we must reject hate and its preachers. As hard as it may be,” he wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Netherlands’ match against France in Amsterdam – 108 miles away from Brussels – will go ahead as planned on Friday. Naijabet

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