Statement Engelse voetbalbond FA

Uitgegeven: 9 augustus 2011 16:15
Laatst gewijzigd: 9 augustus 2011 16:15
Bron: 
KNVB

De oefeninterland van het Nederlands elftal in en tegen Engeland gaat vanwege de aanhoudende rellen in dat land niet door. Oranjefans met een ticket krijgen hun geld automatisch teruggestort.

Lees hieronder het statement van de Engelse voetbalbond FA.

,,Tomorrow’s international fixture with Holland at Wembley (Wednesday 10 August) has been called-off.

Following the events in Greater London The FA has this morning held discussions with the Metropolitan Police, the Government and Brent Council.

We have received clear advice that due to the sporadic and widespread nature of the unrest there are significant concerns in relation to the available emergency service resource to safely police the fixture.

In light of these concerns regarding policing and emergency service provision the authorities have advised us that under the terms of our safety certificate we are unable to host the fixture, or guarantee the safety of visiting supporters or the teams. For these reasons the game cannot go ahead.

The FA wishes to make clear it is in complete agreement with the advice of the Metropolitan Police, the Government and Brent Council.

The Dutch FA (KNVB) were informed of the decision prior to their scheduled departure from Holland, and we thank them for their co-operation and support during this difficult period.

General Admission tickets for this fixture will be refunded in full, details of which will be issued shortly on www.TheFA.com."

Door: redactie Voetbal.nl
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