Tuesday 6 December 2016

Germany evacuate team hotel after bomb threat - reports

Published 13/11/2015 | 11:54

Head coach Joachim Loew of Germany speaks to his team during a Germany training session ahead of their International Friendly against France at Stade de France
Head coach Joachim Loew of Germany speaks to his team during a Germany training session ahead of their International Friendly against France at Stade de France

The German national team have been evacuated from their hotel in Paris due to a bomb threat, according to reports.

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Germany are in Paris for a friendly against France on Friday night, but their preparations were reportedly disturbed just before lunchtime when they were forced to leave the Molitor hotel.

"There was a threat and the hotel has been evacuated and cordoned off," Bierhoff told Germany's Express newspaper.

The head of the German football federation (DFB) security team Hendrik Grosse Lefert added that there was no indication of when the squad would be allowed to return to the complex.

"The French police have informed us that an anonymous bomb threat had been made," he said.

"Together with our colleagues, we decided to evacuate the hotel to enable them to go through and examine the rooms and conference rooms thoroughly."

The world champions are expected to have lunch away from the hotel and return in the early afternoon to pick up their kit and belongings before heading to the Stade de France, where they face France in a repeat of the 2014 World Cup quarter-final.

Germany won that encounter in Rio de Janeiro 1-0 thanks to a goal from Mats Hummels.

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