Belgium plays first game since Brussels bombings

Tuesday March 29th, 2016

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On Tuesday, Belgium played against Portugal, in its first game since the Brussels bombings.

The friendly, which was initially canceled after the terrorist attacks but rescheduled due to a proposal from the Portuguese Football Federation, was moved from King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels to Pessoa Stadium in Leiria.

Last week, terrorists detonated bombs at the Brussels Zaventem airport and at a nearby metro station, killing at least 35 people and wounding 250, according to the BBC. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.

Before the match, members of both clubs observed a moment of silence for the victims of the attacks.

• Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo puts Portugal up 2–0 on Belgium

A tribute for the victims also took place before a match between England and the Netherlands on Tuesday.

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