Tom Cleverley has expressed his disappointment at seeing a potential England debut snatched away from him.
The Manchester United midfielder was drafted into Fabio Capello's senior set-up over the weekend after Arsenal's Jack Wilshere was forced to withdraw with an ankle knock.
Fresh from starring for the Red Devils in Sunday's Community Shield victory over Manchester City, Cleverley hoped he would be given the opportunity to make his Three Lions bow against Holland on Wednesday.
He has, however, been forced to put those aspirations to one side following the announcement that a midweek friendly date with the Dutch has been called off.
The ongoing riots in London have forced the Football Association to heed police advice and cancel the game.
Cleverley has continued to train with the national side, but knows his involvement will go no further than that on this occasion.
The 21-year-old is frustrated to have seen such an opportunity pass him by but, should he continue to perform at the level he displayed at Wembley over the weekend, his chance will undoubtedly come.
Cleverley posted on his personal facebook page: "Gutted the game has been called off, can't begin to describe my feelings at the moment!"