Portugal manager Fernando Santos believes that their friendly against Belgium on Tuesday night is important as it shows “football is not afraid” after the Brussels terror attacks last week.
The match was originally scheduled to play at Brussels’ King Baudouin Stadium on March 29, but was called-off following the terror attack in the Belgian capital which killed 35 people. The match was due to be cancelled when the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) offered to stage the Euro 2016 warm-up and Santos is very proud of the decision.
“It’s very important the match is being held, and to organise it in Portugal is a very good solution,” Santos said. “The important thing is the signal this match gives, the signal is that football is not afraid, the people are not afraid.”
The Portugal superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo also seemed content and relaxed with the decision as he was found bring out some impromptu dance moves during the team’s training session yesterday.