Frankfurt's state prosecutor will look into bribery allegations concerning the 2006 soccer World Cup. DFB president Wolfgang Niersbach denied again Monday that German bidders used a slush fund to buy votes.
German prosecutors are reported to have found that Franz Beckenbauer made a false statement regarding the scandal related to the 2006 World Cup. There was no immediate comment from the footballing legend.
Nasser al-Khelaifi, who is also head of the beIN media group, was grilled over allegations he obtained television rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cups by bribing a former top FIFA executive. He denies any wrongdoing.
The German FA has said it will fight an order to pay millions of euros in back taxes. The case is related to the scandal surrounding Germany's successful bid to host the 2006 World Cup.
A former judge and soccer official from Guatemala has been ordered to serve eight months in prison for accepting bribes. Hector Trujillo is the first to be sentenced in the US in the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA.
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