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German football legend suspected in cash-for-votes allegations of FIFA

Today, the FIFA Ethics Committee will publish the list of those suspected of corruption

Baku. 21 October. REPORT.AZ/ The legend of German football Franz Beckenbauer was included in the list of those suspected of corruption by the International Football Federation (FIFA), Report informs citing Bild.

On Wednesday, FIFA's ethics committee will publish a list of those suspected of corruption.

Der Spiegel claims the DFB borrowed 10.3 million Swiss francs in 2000 from the now-deceased former CEO of German sportswear giant Adidas, Robert Louis-Dreyfus in order to buy the votes of four Asian members of FIFA's 24-strong executive committee.

Spiegel claimed the DFB then transferred 6.7 million euros (the equivalent exchange rate for the borrowed Swiss francs at the time) to a FIFA account in 2005 to reimburse Louis-Dreyfus.

The DFB preempted Spiegel's claims by issuing its own statement admitting they had made that last payment to FIFA, but denying it had any connection to the 2006 World Cup.

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