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Football fans given travel insurance warning

26 January 2009 08:40

Football fans given travel insurance warning

Football fans looking to travel out to Holland to watch Arsenal play the Steve McClaren-led FC Twente in the Champions League are advised to make sure they take out travel insurance.

In the draw for the final qualifying round of the premier club competition today (August 1st), the Gunners were drawn to play the Eredivisie side with the first-leg in Holland.

FC Twente is the first managerial position taken up by McClaren since he was sacked as manager of the English national team and the boss believes it was fate to be drawn against an English side.

He told Sky Sports: "I expected one of the English teams. I think fate deals you certain cards and it has dealt us this draw.

"I think of all the teams we could have had, that is the toughest - or one of the toughest."

Fans heading out for the first-leg should make sure they take out travel insurance for the trip to provide cover in case their flight is delayed, causing them to miss the fixture or if they lose or damage any belongings.

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