"The result does not affect the schedule": UEFA's unprecedented decision on the interrupted Euro 2024 qualifying match
The 2024 European Championship qualifying match between Belgium and Sweden, which was interrupted at halftime due to the terrorist attack in Brussels, will not be played. The European Football Union (UEFA) unexpectedly decided to approve the result of the first half (1:1) as the final result.
This is stated on the official UEFA website. The organization noted that this decision was supported by the national federations of the two countries, which were shocked by the murder of two Swedish fans.
"The result of this match does not affect the schedule in Group F as Belgium has already got a ticket to the Euro 2024 finals, while Sweden has lost its mathematical chances of taking one of the top two places in the group. The upcoming calendar does not allow for additional matches to be included in the November window of national team meetings when the group stage ends, followed by the draws for the matches and the final tournament," UEFA said.
It should be noted that the Swedes have lost their chances to even make it to the Euro 2024 playoffs, in which the Ukrainian national team already knows its opponent by 95%.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, the conditions for 100% entry of the Ukrainian national team into the playoffs of the qualifying tournament for the European Championship 2024 in case of defeat by Italy were announced.