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Germany-Netherlands international cancelled at the last minute; vehicle filled with explosives found

Germany’s international fixture against fierce rivals Netherlands has been cancelled at the last minute after the stadium at Hannover had to be evacuated.

Jogi Low’s side were in action last Friday during the ill-fated friendly against France in Paris, the match that took place as the attacks raged across the French capital.

Germany were beaten 2-0 on that occasion, but will have been confident of beating rivals Holland—who failed to qualify for Euro 2016—in Tuesday’s friendly.

The two sides were to meet at the HDI Arena in Hannover, but the local police have decided at the last minute to evacuate the stadium due to an unknown threat.

The official line was: “The game has been cancelled. Please make your way home quickly but without panicking.”

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Germany will be top seeds for the tournament after advancing as Group D winners after seeing off the likes of Poland, the Republic of Ireland (who both also qualified), as well as Scotland, Georgia and Gibraltar.