Belgium x Sweden will not continue and the result is determined

Belgium x Sweden will not continue and the result is determined

ReutersOctober 19, 2023, at 11:22Reading: 2 minutes.

Match between Belgium that it Sweden by Euro 2024 qualifiers The draw will be called 1-1, after last Monday’s match was stopped at half-time and later abandoned after two fans were killed in Brussels.

In a statement issued on Thursday (19). European Football Association She said that her executive committee had decided so The match will not be repeated and the result will remain.

“In making the aforementioned decision, the Executive Committee noted that it had proven impossible to play the remainder of the match the following day,” the statement read.

“Both the Royal Belgian Football Association and the Swedish Football Association, given the circumstances, explicitly expressed their desire not to play the remaining time of the match and to consider the result of the first half (1-1) as final.”

The decision was made in a less complicated way than it could have been, as Belgium is seeded, while Sweden cannot reach the finals.

UEFA announced that the match between Belgium and Sweden was a 1-1 drawGetty Images

“At this time, when the football family is severely shaken, sporting results are secondary,” said Manu Leroy, interim CEO of the Belgian FA.

He added: “With the decision of the European Football Association, the match was officially cancelled, but we will not forget the victims. Our hearts go out to their families, the players, the technical staff, and the fans of the Swedish national team.”

The organization also said that no matches in UEFA competitions will be played in Israel until further notice.

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