Football: Swedish police on hooligan alert

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SWEDISH police are prepared for the worst when Chelsea meet Germany's VfB Stuttgart in the European Cup-winners' Cup final in Stockholm tomorrow.

Up to 1,000 police will be on duty at the Rasunda stadium, the largest police presence at a Swedish sports event since the 1992 European Championships.

Swedish and British police will also be at airports and ports today and tomorrow to spot any known hooligans, who could be refused entry to the country.

"We are ready for the worst. But we also want to create an atmosphere where everything will go well and smoothly,"a police spokesman said.

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