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Eng-Ned football tie called off due to riots

Goal.com
Aug 09, 2011 at 02:58pm IST

London: The England, Netherlands friendly football match which was scheduled for Wednesday has been called off because of the London riots. The international fixture that was due to be played at Wembley has been cancelled and although further details are scarce it is believed to be because of police advice.

Earlier, a statement from the club's official website reads: "The club were contacted this evening and told that all major events in London were to be rearranged because of the need to focus police resources elsewhere.

"Whilst neither club or police anticipate any issues around the game itself, the club has to comply with the police request.

Eng-Ned football tie called off due to riots

The England, Netherlands friendly football match was scheduled for Wednesday at Wembley.

"No date has yet been set for the rearranged match, but the club will be in contact with the Football League and Aldershot."

The match between Charlton and Reading has also been postponed, while Crystal Palace's clash with Crawley Town also looks set to be rearranged.

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