German Chancellor Angela Merkel says security agencies made the right decision to cancel the soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands due to attack fears.

The Tuesday night friendly match in Hannover was called off 90 minutes before the kickoff after German authorities received mounting information about a possible attack on the stadium.

Merkel and several members of her Cabinet had been due to attend the match to demonstrate that Germany wouldn’t bow to terror following the deadly attacks in Paris.

Merkel said Wednesday “I was just as sad as millions of fans that this cancellation had to happen, but the security agencies took a responsible decision.”

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