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FIFA Opens Probe Into Germany's 2006 World Cup Bid

FIFA's ethics committee has opened a bribery investigation into six people involved in the bidding process that awarded the 2006 World Cup to Germany. Among those targeted are former German Football Association (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach and former DFB vice-president Franz Beckenbauer. In a statement, the ethics committee says Niersbach and former DFB secretary-general Helmut Sandrock are being investigated for "failing to report a breach of the FIFA Code of...

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