Germany’s top football official says he expects answers to ‘open questions’ following the suspension of FIFA leader hopeful Michel Platini last week. Currently the head of European football, Platini’s future at both FIFA and UEFA is now in doubt.
Former FIFA official Mohamed bin Hammam has admitted he received a payment from a World Cup organizing committee account after the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. However, he denied the money was a bribe.
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.
The biggest football federations made a lot of promises in 2016, including increased transparency, integrity and separation of powers. But as DW's Sarah Wiertz sees it, not much has really changed.
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.
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