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Germany’s friendly with the Netherlands on Tuesday was called off because of an “intention to ignite explosives” at the Hannover stadium.
Evacuation began less than two hours before kick-off after a “concrete security threat”, said the city’s president of police Volker Kluwe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to attend the match at the 49,000-capacity HDI Arena.
The German national team’s players were put under police protection.