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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

England match against the Netherlands off after more London riots

England's friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday has been called off following three nights of rioting in London.

The FA's managing director of Club England Adrian Bevington said  "Disappointing for game to be called off, but very good communication with Met [Metropolitan Police], Brent [Council] and Government today - sensible decision."

Bert van Oostveen, chief executive of the Dutch federation the KNVB, explained: "The police in London could not guarantee the safety of our players and our supporters."

The England team were still planning to train as normal at London Colney on Tuesday morning, before returning to their respective clubs.

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