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Tax authorities have uncovered a cache of deleted files pertinent to an investigation into Germany's 2006 World Cup bid. Members of the organizing committee face allegations of fraud, corruption and misappropriation.
FIFA has suspended Mali from international competition after determining that the government had meddled in its football association's affairs. Mali are not due to play their next World Cup qualifying match until August.