FIFA committee recommends two-year ban for ex-German football boss

FIFA's ethics committee Friday opened adjudicatory proceedings against former German football federation (DFB) president Wolfgang Niersbach and will consider a two-year football ban.

FIFA ethics committee looks at probe into German payments

FIFA's ethics committee is examining a law firm's report into investigations of payments made by German officials in connection with the 2006 World Cup.

Merkel calls for transparency amid football probes

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for more transparency in football in comments following corruption investigations which have affected the sport's governing body FIFA and the German federation DFB.

FIFA welcomes 2006 World Cup report; maintains victim status

Football's ruling body FIFA welcomes a report by external law firm Freshfields on the affair around the 2006 World Cup and says it is maintaining its status as a victim in the investigation.

Report: German World Cup organizers paid FIFA for increased grant

New research by a German news magazine has thrown fresh doubts on a claim that the country's 2006 World Cup organizers made a payment to FIFA to secure a grant of some 170 million euros (187 million dollars) from football's governing body.

DFB makes World Cup payment demand on Beckenbauer confidante

Germany's football federation is demanding a sum of 6.7 million euros (7.3 million dollars) from a confidante of Franz Beckenbauer in connection with a payment linked to the 2006 World Cup.