Germany And Netherlands Friendly Called Off After Stadium Evacuation


Germany's international friendly match with the Netherlands has been cancelled for safety reasons, it has been confirmed, after the discovery of a suspicious object.

The World Cup winners were due to host the Oranje on Tuesday night at the HDI Arena in Hannover just days after their match with France was targeted in the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Police presence was greatly increased as a result, with numerous armed forces patrolling the city with submachine guns, and a suspicious object is believed to have been found at the stadium - though what exactly is it has yet to be confirmed.

Hannoverian police have begun evacuating the stadium, though, with police spokeswoman Stephanie Weiss saying: "The game has been cancelled. The spectators are asked just to leave the stadium quickly but without panic."

Hannover’s mayor, Stefan Schostok, told SID: “Security is always first. It is a fear you always have. I trust the police that they have come to the right decision. If there is a dangerous situation, those steps must be taken.”