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Friendly between Germany and Netherlands abandoned due to bomb threat


A ‘concrete’ bomb threat has caused chaos in the German city of Hanover.

A soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands was abandoned shortly before kick-off, with a music venue and train station also evacuated.

However, despite earlier reports, no explosives have been found despite a ‘credible threat’.

It had been reported a truck, disguised as an ambulance, attempted to enter the stadium loaded with explosives.?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and several cabinet ministers were expected to attend the match.

It comes just days after a deadly suicide bomb blast in Paris during a match between France and Germany.

Europe remains on edge in the wake of the terror attacks that claimed 132 lives.

Belgium’s friendly with Spain on Tuesday in Brussels was also called off due to security fears.

However, a match between England and France at Wembley Stadium went ahead as scheduled, with tribute paid to victims of the Paris attacks.

‘Security is much tighter than normal,’ Ian Abrahams from TalkSport in the UK told 3AW Breakfast.