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Germany-Netherlands canceled, stadium evacuated

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The international friendly between Germany and the Netherlands has been canceled after the stadium in Hanover was evacuated on Tuesday.

Hanover police told media that there were “concrete plans” to cause an explosion at the stadium.

German chancellor Angela Merkel was set to attend the match.

There had been a bomb threat about an hour earlier outside the stadium. Streets leading to it had been sealed off before the all-clear was given. Security outside the stadium included police armed with machine guns, the AP reports.

Belgium’s friendly with Spain was canceled on Tuesday, while Germany and France of course saw their match abandoned during last week’s heinous attacks on Paris. Germany had a bomb scare at its hotel before the match.

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