UK: England friendly with Holland at Wembley is called off

UK: England’s friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley tomorrow has been called off as a result of the rioting in London.

The Football Association confirmed the decision on their website earlier today.

Carling Cup matches at Charlton, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Bristol City have all been postponed.

However, Edgbaston officials say the third Test between England and India starting in Birmingham on Wednesday will go ahead as planned.

The FA’s managing director of Club England Adrian Bevington wrote on Twitter: “Disappointing for game to be called off, but very good communication with Met [Metropolitan Police], Brent [Council] and Government today - sensible decision.”

Bert van Oostveen, chief executive of the Dutch federation the KNVB, explained: “The police in London could not guarantee the safety of our players and our supporters.”