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FIFA: football funding row spreads to Germany

Police in Frankfurt have raided the headquarters of the German football association, the DFB. The operation is connected to allegations of tax

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FIFA: football funding row spreads to Germany

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Police in Frankfurt have raided the headquarters of the German football association, the DFB.

The operation is connected to allegations of tax evasion linked to the 2006 World Cup.

It has been alleged that a secret 6.7 million euros fund was set up and the money used to pay for votes for Germany to host the competition that year.

Prosecutors are examining a claim that the money was transferred to FIFA.

The association has denied the claims.

The home of DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach has also been searched.

Mr Niersbach denies the allegation.

It is alleged that a 6.7 million euros fund was set up to pay for votes for Germany to host the competition that year.

Prosecutors are examining a claim that the money was transferred to FIFA.

Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer was President of Germany’s 2006 Organising Committee.

The former World-Cup winning player says a mistake was made in the bidding process but denies paying for votes.

FIFA says it will investigate the allegation.

The DFB has denied the claims.