German fans, police clash in Dortmund before World Cup game

German fans, police clash in Dortmund before World Cup game
German fans, police clash in Dortmund before World Cup game

More than 100 German hooligans clashed with police Wednesday before a World Cup game between Germany and Poland, authorities said.

Police spotted about 120 people known to be hardcore hooligans in a central square and surrounded them, according to police spokesman Michael Sitprann. When the officers moved in, he said, the fans began attacking.

There was no word on arrests. At least one fan was seen receiving treatment for facial cuts.

In a separate incident, German hooligans also attacked police near the jumbo screen that shows soccer games in the 32-team tournament. No other details were immediately available, reports AP.

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