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Germans v Netherlands game called off by security fear

Germany's international friendly against Holland was called off at late notice last night after a warning that it would be targeted by terrorists.

The match in Hanover was due to begin at 7.45pm but a security alert saw police step in at around 6pm to prevent it taking place.

Germany were caught up in the attacks on Paris on Friday, with explosions heard outside the Stade de France during their friendly against France as suicide bombers detonated devices.

Germany's federal minister of the interior, Thomas de Maiziere, did not detail the threat in Hanover, asking only to be trusted that the decision to call off the game was necessary.

More than 40,000 supporters were expected at the match, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Belfast Telegraph