Belgium vs Sweden abandoned at half-time after two shot dead

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The game was called off at half time following the shootings of two people wearing football shirts prior to kick off.

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The second half of Belgium's Euro 2024 qualifying match versus Sweden has been called off due to two fatal shootings in Brussels.

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Prior to Tuesday morning's (AEDT) qualifier, the event happened on the streets of the Belgian city.

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 According to accounts, the victims were wearing Swedish football shirts, though it is not known if they were there to watch the game.

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Viktor Gyokeres scored the game's first goal for Sweden in the first half before Romelu Lukaku equalized from the penalty spot.

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According to reports, after the attack, the Swedish team decided against continuing, and the Belgian team agreed.

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The shooter is still at large, according to Belgian police, and prosecutors are examining the incident as an act of terrorism.

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Police are attempting to confirm videos and other images of the incident, as well as the alleged shooter, that have been shared on social media.

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Belgium's official account on X posted, "Play is suspended due to the incidents in Brussels earlier tonight." "Our thoughts are with all those affected."

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Swedish supporters in Brussels are asked to remain in the arena by Belgian police out of an abundance of caution, 

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according to Sweden's official account on X. Participate in information provided by local workers, authorities, and officials.

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"When the Belgian authorities provide us additional information, we will return. Keep your cool and look out for one another. 

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