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Man. United-Man. City Champion's Cup clash called off over weather

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 21: Wayne Rooney (R) of Manchester United attends first team training session as part of their pre-season tour of China during the 2016 International Champions Cup football match between Manchester United and Dortmund on July 21, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG)***_***

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 21: Wayne Rooney (R) of Manchester United attends first team training session as part of their pre-season tour of China during the 2016 International Champions Cup football match between Manchester United and Dortmund on July 21, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG)***_***

The International Champions Cup match between Premier League rivals Manchester United and Manchester City has been canceled after recent extreme weather made the playing surface at Beijing's National Stadium unfit for play.

Organizers say the decision to call off Monday's match was made in the interests of player safety, and in conjunction with both clubs, the China Football Association and management of the stadium, which was the main venue for the 2008 Olympics.

In a statement, International Champions Cup organizers said that ''due to international travel schedules and planned sporting commitments, the match cancellation is definitive and the match will not be re-scheduled.''

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