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Germany-Netherlands match called off shortly before kickoff

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HANNOVER, Germany (AP) -- Police in Hannover say the friendly between Germany and the Netherlands has been canceled.

An announcement by police informed spectators about an hour and a half before kickoff on Tuesday.

Members of the German government including Chancellor Angela Merkel had been scheduled to attend the match to send a signal that Germany wouldn't bow to terrorism in the wake of the Paris attacks.

No reason was immediately given for the cancellation, but there had been a bomb threat about an hour earlier outside the stadium.

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