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Swiss Open 2006 World Cup Investigation Against Beckenbauer

Swiss authorities have opened a criminal case against German football legend Franz Beckenbauer over allegations of corruption in awarding the 2006 World Cup to Germany. Beckenbauer and three other members of the 2006 World Cup organizing committee, Horst Rudolf Schmidt, Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach are being investigated as part of a wider probe of corruption linked to world football (soccer) organization FIFA, the office of the Attorney General of Switzerland said in a statement...

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