Madrid — Spain coach Vicente Del Bosque says his players
were keen to play the friendly against Belgium and were disappointed with its
cancellation because of security concerns.
Belgium called off Tuesday's game after the local government
raised the security threat level amid an investigation related to last week's
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Del Bosque said the players were "calm and wanted to
play," but understood the reasons for the cancellation. He said nobody
involved in the match liked it, but nothing could be done because "it was
a matter of security."
There were high expectations for the friendly, which
featured FIFA's top-ranked team — Belgium — and two-time defending European
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