"People who love football, get relax with it, spend a lot of money, travel to watch and support us are in fear after the events in Brussels."
Idman.biz reports that this was said by the head coach of the Swedish national football team, Janne Andersson.
The experienced specialist held a press conference for local media representatives before the match against Azerbaijan in the qualifying round of EURO-2024. He spoke about the incident in the match against Belgium.
Anderson said that fans supported the team at that time: "After the events in Belgium, many of our fans want to be with us despite the fact that we lost our chances in the qualifying stage. In case they come to Baku, they will be heroes."
It should be noted that on October 16, a terrorist attack was committed before the Belgium-Sweden game held within the qualifying round of EURO-2024. As a result, 2 fans of the visiting team were killed. For this reason, the first part of the match, which ended with a score of 1:1, was postponed, and then UEFA accepted it as the final result. Sweden will play against Azerbaijan on November 16 in Baku.