Russia World Cup: Germany warns of Islamist terror and hooligan threat

Germany’s Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has estimated a high risk of Islamist terror attacks and hooligan violence during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to an internal BKA report seen by German daily newspaper Bild.

Violent clashes between Russian hooligans and Spanish police during Spartak Moscow’s recent Europa League tie in Bilbao put the issue of security during the competition under increased scrutiny.