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article imageSoccer: Five games cancelled due to London Riots

By Christopher Bates     Aug 8, 2011 in Sports
London - Due to the large number of riots that have occurred in London over the past few days, several soccer matches which were due to take place this week have now been cancelled.
The first round matches of the English League Cup - which is also known as the Carling Cup for sponsorship purposes - are set to commence on Tuesday evening.
According to the BBC, the game between West Ham United and Aldershot Town has been postponed, alongside the meeting between Charlton Athletic and Reading. Both matches have been cancelled on police advice.
A statement issued on West Ham's official website, read: "West Ham United have been asked by the police to postpone the Carling Cup first-round tie with Aldershot Town tomorrow night.
"The club were contacted this evening and told that all major public events in London were to be rearranged because of the need to focus police resources elsewhere.
"Whilst neither the club or police anticipate any issues around the game itself, the club has to comply with the police request.
"No date has yet been set for the rearranged match but the club will be in contact with the Football League and Aldershot."
Other fixtures cancelled include:
England Vs The Netherlands (Wembley Stadium, London)
Bristol City Vs Swindon Town (Ashton Gate, Bristol)
Crystal Palace Vs Crawley Town (Selhurst Park, London)
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