In the Interview: German Football Association President Wolfgang Niersbach
The former president of the German FA could face a two-year ban from football as a result of a FIFA inquiry. Wolfgang Niersbach has denied wrongdoing and pledged to fight any attempt to sanction him.
Reinhard Grindel will be named the new president of the German DFB football association on Friday. After the 2006 World Cup scandals, the DFB wants to reinvent itself. Critics say Grindel's not the man for the job.
Soccer's world governing body has opened an investigation into Germany's successful bid to host the 2006 World Cup. Among those being targeted is German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer, who headed the bid committee.
The DFB has demanded that a former senior official pay it millions of euros. The move is designed to prevent a statute of limitations from coming into play in an ongoing corruption scandal.
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