England friendly called off
Published 09/08/2011 | 10:28
The Football Association confirmed that England's friendly against Holland at Wembley has been called off following a third night of violence in London.
The news seemed inevitable with disturbances in places far removed from the area of Tottenham - where the original disquiet arose on Saturday evening.
With the Metropolitan Police unaware of how much further the violence would spread, there was little alternative other than to scrap the contest, for which around 70,000 tickets had been sold.
A brief statement from the FA read: "It is with regret that tomorrow's international fixture with Holland at Wembley has been called off."