Belgium Soccer Players React To Brussels Attacks With Calls For Love, Prayers


Mar 22, 2016

Belgium is reeling, and its national soccer team is trying to help the country heal during these trying times.

At least 30 people died and more than 200 were injured in three explosions that went off at the Brussels airport and the Maelbeek train station. Authorities call it a terror attack.

Several members of Belgium’s national soccer team expressed their shock and disbelief following the terror attacks in Brussels on Tuesday. Chief among them were captain and Brussels native Vincent Kompany.

Several others shared their feelings on Twitter.

The three players who make up Liverpool’s Belgian contingent also had their say.

Belgium’s soccer team canceled practice Tuesday in the aftermath of the attacks.

The Red Devils are scheduled to play Portugal next Tuesday at the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels in an exhibition game ahead of this summer’s UEFA European Championship.

France will host Euro 2016 in June and July. The specter of terror likely will be present, not only in terms of security measures tournament organizers are taking but also when France or Belgium take the field.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Jul 1, 2014; Salvador, BRAZIL; Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku (9) is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal in overtime against USA during the round of sixteen match in the 2014 World Cup at Arena Fonte Nova. Belgium defeated USA 2-1 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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