The Womens World Cup of Football being held over June and July in Germany may provoke violence by Islamic fundamentalists, German police have warned according to a report in Der Spiegel.

Germany is hosting the June 26 to July 17 women's world cup.

The report said Islamist extremists regarded women playing football as epitomizing western decadence, and said there was an 'especial risk' that 'lone-wolf' militants might disrupt games.

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