Franz Beckenbauer to be investigated over Germany’s 2006 World Cup bid

Jamie Rainbow reports for World Soccer:

Wolfgang Niersbach Franz BeckenbauerSwiss prosecutors have confirmed they are opening a criminal investigation into German football legend Franz Beckenbauer and three others over possible irregularities concerning Germany’s bid to host the 2006 World Cup.

As members of that cup’s organising committee, they are suspected of fraud, criminal mismanagement, money laundering and misappropriation.

Former vice-president of the German Football Association (DFB), president of the 2006 World Cup local organising committee (LOC) and former member of the Fifa executive committee

Some of the alleged crimes were carried out on Swiss territory.

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