Germany gives names of 2,500 hooligans to France

sports Updated: Jun 13, 2016 07:40 IST

BERLIN: Germany’s top security official says French authorities were given details of 2,500 known German hooligans ahead of the European Championship. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said in an interview with the Bild am Sonntag newspaper published Sunday: “We set up an exchange of information with France on German hooligans who are known to police and violent, and gave them the names and data of about 2,500 people.” De Maiziere says French authorities can work with that information during border controls, where they are being supported by German officers.

First Published: Jun 13, 2016 07:40 IST