Belgium football team cancel training after Brussels airport terror attack

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Belgium's national football team have cancelled their scheduled training session in the wake of the Brussels airport terror attack this morning.

The latest reports claim that 13 people have been killed at Zaventem airport and many more have been injured after two explosions were heard this morning. Reuters puts the number injured currently at 35.

Plane services have been suspended and the airport has been put on lockdown in the aftermath of the attacks as the search for answers begins.

Belgium are due to play Portugal on March 29th, but have moved to cancel their training session today and no official comment has been made on whether the fixture, due to be held in the King Baudouin stadium in Brussels, will go ahead.

Red Devils players have been reacting to the horrific breaking news this morning, with Tottenham and Belgium defender Jan Vertonghen tweeting: "Can't believe I'm reading these things again..."

Liverpool shotstopper Simon Mignolet simply added the 'pray' emoji alongside "#Zaventem"

Late last year, terrorists targeted a French national team game during a synchronised attack across Paris. Les Blues fulfilled their commitment to play England in a friendly at Wembley just days later.

Belgium are currently top of the FIFA world rankings ahead of Euro 2016, to be held in France this summer. 

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