Shooting at Swedish Fans – Belgium’s European Championship Match Cancelled

A man shot at Swedish fans in the Belgian capital Brussels. Belgium’s European Championship qualifying match against Sweden was canceled.

A black day for football. The Austrian qualification for the European Championship finals is taking a back seat. A shocking act of violence occurred in Belgium on Monday evening. A man opened fire on people with a firearm, killing two people and injuring others, according to Belgian police.

The dead are said to be Swedish football fans who traveled for the European Championship qualifying match between Austria’s group opponents Belgium and Sweden.

Man shoots around with Kalashnikov – 2 dead in Brussels

With the score at 1:1 we went into the break. The teams never returned from the dressing room. The Swedish footballers were informed about the shocking events in Brussels and no longer wanted to continue playing. In consultation with UEFA, the fans were informed about the game being cancelled. Spectators in the packed King Baudouin Stadium were asked to stay in their seats and not leave the stadium.

Because: The shooter was still at large. There is still no certainty about the possible motive and the background to the crime.

The fact is: two people were shot in the city center of Brussels. The crime scene was five kilometers from the stadium. The police investigation is still ongoing. According to the Belgian news agency Belga, there have been no arrests yet. The authorities are now talking about an act of terrorism.

Belgium had already qualified in Group F for the finals in Germany (June 14th to July 14th) last Friday. Austria followed suit on Monday evening with a win in Azerbaijan (1-0).

Sabitzer saves us! Austria will definitely be at the European Championships

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