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Staging the UEFA soccer match between Belgium and Israel in Brussels is deemed impossible due to security concerns and expected protests, the municipal government announced.

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Brussels declines to host match between Belgium and Israel for security reasons amid war in Gaza

Staging the UEFA soccer match between Belgium and Israel in Brussels is deemed impossible due to security concerns and expected protests, the municipal government announced. The city of Brussels stated that hosting the match at King Baudouin Stadium would lead to large demonstrations and counter-demonstrations, endangering spectators, players, residents, and police. The UEFA Nations League match is scheduled for September 6, 2024. Israel’s war in Gaza has sparked global protests, including in Belgium, with pro-Palestinian activists organizing demonstrations and sit-ins.

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