All eyes are on Franz Beckenbauer, the former head of Germany's 2006 World Cup bid. It has been said that the controversial contract had his signature on it.
German news magazine 'Der Spiegel' has reported further revelations in the alleged bribes-for-votes scandal surrounding Germany’s hosting of the 2006 World Cup. A consultancy contract has raised several questions.
The scandal around Franz Beckenbauer and allegations that Germany may have paid bribes for the right to host the 2006 World Cup has been going on for almost 11 months. Here is how it unfolded.
Former CONCACAF president Jack Warner denies a contractual agreement with Franz Beckenbauer. Der Kaiser refused to comment on new allegations.
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.
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