Belgium match stops after shooting – level 1

20-10-2023 07:00

A football match between Belgium and Sweden stops. It is a qualifier match for the Euro 2024.

It happens because a man starts shooting in Brussels. A video shows the man. He belongs to the Islamic State. He kills two people. These people wear Sweden shirts. The shooting is a terrorist attack. Sweden’s players decide not to play anymore because of this. The score is 1-1 when they stop. The match ends after the first half. All players and fans at the stadium are safe.

Belgium is already in the Euro 2024 finals. Sweden cannot go there after a match between Austria and Azerbaijan.

Difficult words: qualifier match (a match to decide who goes to the next stage of a tournament), terrorist attack (when someone kills people to change things in politics), finals (the last set of games is a tournament).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What consequences could this terrorist attack have for Belgium's upcoming Euro 2024 qualification?


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