Philipp Lahm is one of the greatest players Bayern Munich has ever seen

This coming summer marks the end of an era at Bayern Munich.Philipp Lahm, Bayern’s captain and longest tenured player, confirmed on Tuesday that he will forego the final year of his contract and call it a career at the end of the season. Lahm also turned down a chance to be the club’s next sporting director in the offseason as his bosses had hoped, though the expectation remains...
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Franz Beckenbauer target of Swiss criminal case into 2006 World Cup in Germany

FIFA is the corruption gift that keeps on giving, and now one of the game’s most recognizable faces on and off the pitch is at the center of a new criminal probe by Swiss officials. According to an Associated Press report, German legend Franz Beckenbauer had his Austrian house raided by police looking for evidence in a corruption scandal leading back to FIFA itself. Swiss officials...
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September 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer fined, warned by FIFA's ethics committee

ZURICH --Franz Beckenbauer has been fined and warned by FIFA's ethics committee for refusing to cooperate with Michael Garcia's investigation of World Cup bidding.World soccer's ethics committee says Beckenbauer failed to cooperate ''despite repeated requests for his assistance'' in the 2018-2022 World Cup enquiry. He was fined 7,000 Swiss francs ($7,050).Beckenbauer was banned for...
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February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

DFB takes legal action against Beckenbauer, FIFA, others

BERLIN -- The German football federation has opened legal proceedings against Franz Beckenbauer, former members, and FIFA in a bid to limit potential damages arising from the 2006 World Cup corruption affair.The DFB tells The Associated Press in a statement that it has ''taken the necessary measures to prevent a possible limitation of claims'' against former head of the German World...
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February 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Franz Beckenbauer criticizes German football federation

FRANKFURT, Germany --Franz Beckenbauer says he offered to explain corruption allegations in connection with the 2006 World Cup but never got a reply from the two top officials of the German football federation.In an interview with the Sueddeutsche newspaper, Beckenbauer said he sent a confidential letter to acting federation presidents Reinhard Rauball and Rainer Koch offering to...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA Investigating German Soccer Legend Franz Beckenbauer, As Scandal Widens

ZURICH — German soccer great Franz Beckenbauer and FIFA vice president Angel Maria Villar have been investigated by ethics prosecutors and are awaiting verdicts in their cases, the governing body’s ethics panel said Wednesday. Both Beckenbauer and Villar — now serving as FIFA’s No. 2 official while President Sepp Blatter is suspended — have previously been identified by...
October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA confirm investigations into Beckenbauer and Villar Llona

FIFA has confirmed German World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer and vice president Angel Maria Villar Llona are both subject to investigations by the organization's ethics committee.Beckenbauer was a FIFA voter when Russia and Qatar were chosen to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively, while Villar Llona has sat as vice president on FIFA's executive committee since 1998.The...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FIFA acknowledges investigation in to Franz Beckenbauer and more exco members

Is anyone surprised by any name released in regards to the ongoing criminal and FIFA ethics investigation? Perhaps one name did actually shock most of the soccer public, and that is German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer. For most of his career, and especially hist post-playing days, Beckenbauer was seen as one of the good guys in the world of FIFA. However, on Wednesday his name...
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October 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Franz Beckenbauer denies claims bribes were paid for 2006 World Cup votes

BERLIN - Soccer great Franz Beckenbauer said Sunday he never paid anyone to secure votes for Germany's 2006 World Cup bid following allegations that bribes were involved."I never had money given to anyone to acquire votes for the awarding of the 2006 football World Cup to Germany," said Beckenbauer, who headed the bidding committee, in a statement issued through his management....
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October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Beckenbauer issues Kroos warning

Franz Beckenbauer has warned Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos not to hold the club to ransom following reports linking him with a big-money move to Manchester United . Reports in the British media on Monday morning suggested United are prepared to pay the Germany international £250,000 a week if he moves to Old Trafford. Kroos would treble his wages if he moved to United, who would...
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February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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