For years, English football was blighted by the shameful actions of a hardcore few who wreaked havoc at home and abroad. Thankfully, the British police finally seem to be winning the war against hooliganism. Unfortunately, other nations are failing to follow suit. In the run-up to the 2006 World Cup, amid rumours that hooligans from all over Europe were planning to cause mayhem in Germany, there were fears that the world would witness scenes of violence on a scale not seen since the dark days of the 80s. For the first time ever, world-renowned hooliganism expert, Dougie Brimson takes an inside and in-depth look at the security side of the world's biggest football tournament and examines what measures were taken to keep the hooligans away.