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UPDATE: Lukaku to remain with Belgium after game swtiched

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Everton have confirmed that Romelu Lukaku is to remain with the Belgium squad after their game against Portugal was switched to an away fixture.

The Red Devils were due to play Portugal at the King Baudouin Stadium Brussels on Tuesday but that will now not take place following terror attacks in the city that killed 31 people and injured hundreds more.

The Belgium FA released a statement on Wednesday saying the game was off, before later confirming that the game will now instead go ahead in Portugal following talks with the Portuguese FA:

"Given the dramatic events of yesterday, in these difficult times to allow mass events to take place safely and given the terror level 4 at national level, the game against Portugal will not take place in Brussels next Tuesday. This was decided today in coordination with the authorities and the Portuguese Football Federation.

"The Board of Directors of the Belgian FA has, in agreement with the national coach and coaching staff, decided to accept the proposal of the Portuguese Football Federation to play this match in Leiria, on the same day and at the same time, Tuesday, March 29 at 20:45 (Belgian time)."

The national team had also cancelled Tuesday's training session in wake of the attacks and as a mark of respect for the victims.