Beckenbauer: ‘Germany did not buy the World Cup’

Beckenbauer and Niersbach

By Andrew Warshaw

December 22 – After keeping a low profile for several weeks in the wake of the potentially highly damaging probe into his alleged role in the 2006 World Cup bid scandal, Franz Beckenbauer (pictured with Wolfgang Niersbach), Germany’s most revered footballing figure, has re-iterated that his country did not buy the tournament.

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