Mark Meadows from DW's sports desk discusses the ongoing 2006 World Cup scandal and what it means for Franz Beckenbauer and German football.
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.
Swiss prosecutors looking into corruption allegations surrounding the 2006 World Cup have conducted another series of raids. This came as the list of suspects grew to include a former senior FIFA official.
Swiss prosecutors have confirmed that football legend Franz Beckenbauer is among those under criminal investigation over allegations related to the 2006 World Cup in Germany. It's the latest twist in a months-old story.
FIFA has rejected an appeal by former German Football Federation (DFB) President Wolfgang Niersbach. The governing body maintained a one-year ban and Niersbach has resigned from his FIFA and UEFA posts.
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