Tens of thousands of Germans to descend on Klagenfurt for Euro
( dpa ) - Some 30,000 German fans will come to each of their team's two Euro 2008 Games in Klagenfurt without tickets on top of around 12,000 who will attend the matches, the German football federation DFB estimated on Sunday.
Germany were due to play Poland in the southern Austrian city later on Sunday, and against Croatia on Thursday.
The DFB security official Helmut Spahn told dpa that a majority of those fans would watch the games in the official fan zones in the city and that there was so far no indication that hooligans would be among them.
Spahn said that seven arrested Germans on Saturday in some scuffles with Polish fans were not unusual at such a big event.
Local authorities have a police force of 1,700 on hand to curb any kind of fan violence. Germany also has 800 police officers on Euro 2008 duty.
A total 90,000 football fans were expected in Klagenfurt on Sunday, with no trouble recorded until early afternoon as Polish fans dominated in the streets.
The DFB has received 6,700 tickets for each game in the small 30,000-seat Woerthersee stadium, with Spahn expecting another 5,000 or 6,000 Germans to be in possession of tickets via the official UEFA sales process.