The governments of Qatar and Turkey signed a special agreement to allow 3,000 highly skilled cops – including 1,000 female officers – to steal and assist at the World Cup
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England fans will be watched by some of the most feared riot police on the planet during this year’s World Cup.
More than 3,000 specialized Turkish officers, including 1,000 women, are recruited by the host of the tournament, Qatar.
They will be used to fight hooligans and misbehaving fans.
Riot experts oversee the derby matches between Istanbul rivals Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas which often end in violent clashes.
They are reportedly already training for the event after the governments of Qatar and Turkey signed an agreement for their use in the controversial tournament, which begins in November.
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Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said: “Many European countries have also asked Qatar to provide security, but Qatar has entrusted this work to Turkey.
Around 10,000 Three Lions fans are expected to roar against Gareth Southgate’s England side in Qatar.
Turkish supporters include the notorious ultras, who once greeted Manchester Utd with banners reading ‘Welcome to Hell’.
The country’s Super Cup took place on Tuesday in the Qatari capital, Doha, between Antalyaspor and Besiktas, which was marred by violent clashes.
The local police were responsible for the security of the match and had to separate the warring factions.
England will know in April who their opponents will be in the group stage in the draw.