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Beckenbauer before Swiss prosecutors in corruption probe

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Berlin (AFP) – German football legend Franz Beckenbauer appeared before Swiss prosecutors on Thursday as part of a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

“Today (Thursday) I was interviewed as part of a long scheduled hearing by the Swiss federal prosecutor and I answered his questions,” the former chairman of Germany’s 2006 bid committee said.

Beckenbauer before Swiss prosecutors in corruption probe

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Berlin (AFP) – German football legend Franz Beckenbauer appeared before Swiss prosecutors on Thursday as part of a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

“Today (Thursday) I was interviewed as part of a long scheduled hearing by the Swiss federal prosecutor and I answered his questions,” the former chairman of Germany’s 2006 bid committee said.

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Beckenbauer ‘paid millions’ as chair of WC2006 committee

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Berlin (AFP) Franz Beckenbauer, who said he worked for free as chairman of Germany's World Cup organising committee, actually drew a fee of more than five million euros, news website Spiegel Online reported Wednesday.

The German football legend also sought to hide the sum from tax authorities, the magazine said, in the latest embarrassment for Beckenbauer, who is being investigated by Swiss authorities in relation to corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Beckenbauer ‘paid millions’ as chair of WC2006 committee

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Berlin (AFP) Franz Beckenbauer, who said he worked for free as chairman of Germany's World Cup organising committee, actually drew a fee of more than five million euros, news website Spiegel Online reported Wednesday.

The German football legend also sought to hide the sum from tax authorities, the magazine said, in the latest embarrassment for Beckenbauer, who is being investigated by Swiss authorities in relation to corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Beckenbauer investigated over World Cup corruption allegations

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Geneva (AFP) Swiss federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that they had opened criminal proceedings against German legend Franz Beckenbauer amid corruption allegations in the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Beckenbauer, 70, is under investigation with three other members of the 2006 World Cup organising committee Hans-Rudolf Schmidt, Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach said the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland in Bern.

Swiss open criminal proceedings against Beckenbauer over 2006 World Cup

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Geneva (AFP) Swiss federal prosecutors said Thursday they have opened criminal proceedings against German football legend Franz Beckenbauer over allegations of corruption in the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

Beckenbauer, 70, is under investigation with three other members of the 2006 World Cup organising committee Hans-Rudolf Schmidt, Theo Zwanziger and Wolfgang Niersbach said the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland.

Why do I support January World Cup 2022!

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Qatar winning the World Cup 2022 bid sparked so much controversy in the world media and blogs. Now, Blatter recent comments that he expects WC 2022 to be held in January will even spark more controversy. I predict people will say, why FIFA is changing the World Cup rule if the conditions of a country is not suitable to host a World Cup in the first place?

Qatar 2022: Exclusive Interview with FIFA Bid Inspection Project Manager Jon Sinigaglia

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FIFA awarding the World Cup to Qatar in 2022 has certainly caught the imagination of the footballing public. For the first time ever the competition will make its way to the Middle East, where a vast untapped footballing community awaits with baited breath.

Jon Sinigaglia was Project Director for the FIFA pre-qualification bid inspection of Qatar and was an integral member of their winning bid team.

What Is Inter Milan’s Best 5-Aside Team?

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By Ollie Irish

Here's my perfect Inter five-aside team...

JULIO CESAR Despite his costly boobs at the last World Cup, Cesar remains one of the most gifted keepers in the world.

LUCIO Probably the canniest defender on the planet.

FIFA

FIFA Investigation Over 2006 World Cup

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Investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee opens formal proceedings regarding the awarding of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ to Germany.


After examining the Freshfields report commissioned by the German Football Association (DFB), the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has decided to open formal proceedings against the following individuals in the context of the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ host selection and its associated funding:

• Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the DFB, vice-president of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) and current member of the FIFA and UEFA Executive Committees
• Helmut Sandrock, former secretary general of the DFB and tournament director of the LOC
• Franz Beckenbauer, former vice-president of the DFB, president of the LOC and former member of the FIFA Executive Committee
• Theo Zwanziger, former president of the DFB, vice-president of the LOC and former member of the FIFA and UEFA Executive Committees
• Horst R.

Midday Ticker: Rooney injured, Beckenbauer fined and more

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Manchester United was dealt a blow on Wednesday, while a German legend has been handed down punishment by FIFA.

Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney has been left out of the team's trip toFC Midtjylland for Thursday's Europa League match after reportedly suffering knee ligament damage. The Man United captain could reportedly miss up to two months of action.

El Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer con la selección de Alemania.

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Un día como hoy 26 de Septiembre no podíamos dejar de recordar a uno de los futbolistas mas emblemáticos de toda la historia. El Kaiser Franz Beckenbauer quien debutó con Alemania. Fue el capitán de la selección alemana que ganó la Copa Mundial de fútbol de 1974 y la Eurocopa 1972, así como el entrenador del mismo combinado alemán que ganó el Mundial de Italia 1990.

Ao sabor...do vento do deserto

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Para os bloguistas, pessoas como Blatter, são uma alimento fantástico. Depois das declarações sobre os homossexuais, ontem veio pedir desculpa aos ditos. Depois das declarações de Platini sobre o facto do calor no Qatar, em Junho, não ter qualquer inconveniente, ontem veio também sugerir, tal como Beckenbauer, que afinal o mundial desse ano poderá ser disputado noutra época, ou seja no inverno.

New York Cosmos

Opposite View: Three Questions With Twice a Cosmo

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After a brief hiatus for the World Cup we've reached out to Steve Schmidt of Twice A Cosmo, SBN's New York Cosmos blog, for a look at what to expect from the Cosmos in the US Open Cup Fifth Round.


tBG.) For people of a certain age (myself included), the New York Cosmos will always be synonymous with names like Pele and Beckenbauer.

Repost: The Red Bulls Exists Within Cosmos' Universe

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In light of today's news that the revived New York Cosmos will be joining the NASL in 2013, it seems appropriate to repost this piece from November of 2010. In it, I attempt to capture some of the angst fell by Red Bulls fans as the Cosmos revival picks up steam and draws attention away from their club.

The NY Cosmos are back, but should they be the MLS’ next expansion team?

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The NY Cosmos are back, but should they be the MLS' next expansion team? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The New York Cosmos have officially returned to the professional ranks of American soccer... and this time it's not just for a brief merchandising blitz.

This is a sports franchise that carries a great deal of baggage, some filled with memories of how great it once was, and many others filled with how swiftly it all went wrong.

New York Cosmos Siglo XXI.

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16.12.2011 - Mas de 40 años pasaron desde que Nesuhi y Ahmet Ertegun (dueños de Atlantic Records) fundaran la franquicia "Cosmos" (New York Cosmos) y pasaron 36 desde que Steve Ross firmara el ampuloso contrato de explotación (u$ 7 millones) en concepto de marketing y retransmisiones para (con la ayuda de Henry Kissinger) mostrar reunidos a Pelé, Beckenbauer, Chinaglia y Carlos Alberto en el mismo equipo.

The New York Cosmos: Now with Brian McBride!

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So here it is. The first non-youth team that will don the colors of the fabled NY Cosmos since the Reagan administration. What do you think? There's some great old names there like Fabio Cannavaro, Brian McBride and Brad Friedel but there's quite a lot of young blood from the academy.

Sure, they'll most likely be sacrificial lambs for Paul Scholes' going out party but hey, there are worst things to achieve as a young American soccer player than playing alongside Patrick Vierea and Gary Neville against Manchester United at Old Trafford wearing the same kit that Pele & Beckenbauer wore.

This Week in American Soccer History: The Kaizer comes to the Cosmos

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This week in Soccer History: Franz "Kaizer" Beckenbauer, May 29 1977

Contributing Editor Dillon Young
(links posted are to images of the original documents from the era)

This week, on May 29th 1977, Franz "Kaizer" Beckenbauer joins the New York Cosmos versus the Tampa Rowdies.

The Return of the New York Cosmos?

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What do you get when you cross an eccentric, former footballer turned aspiring actor, with a footy team whose glory years have long since been relegated to the history books? The return of the New York Cosmos?

A new Frenchman has landed in the Big Apple and if past experience is anything to go by, he intends to take the New York Cosmos to the top of the football ladder.

Red Bulls Exist Within Cosmos' Universe

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by Jason Davis

In the universe that is New York City's soccer culture, gravitational pull is not a matter of new stadiums, flashy signings, or success on the field. It's a matter of history.


Twenty-six years after their final match, and 15 years after an MLS franchise started across the river in New Jersey, the New York Cosmos still hold sway over the city and region.

Sepp Blatter

An Alternative to Shootouts: A Better Way to Resolve Draws in Knockout Competitions

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Last week FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced that he would like to see an alternative to penalty shootouts, calling them a "tragedy". He asked Franz Beckenbauer (who is head of a task force to recommend rule changes for the 2014 World Cup) to brainstorm a better way to settle matches that end in draws.

Drifting Towards A Winter World Cup

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One of the major concerns, if not the major concern, of the World Cup in Qatar has been that pesky issue of its location a very, very warm location. The summers are scorching and though their big promise to world football was air conditioned stadiums, as many have said: you can't air condition Qatar.

Chelsea

Memories of the EC2004...

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The infamous moment in Portugal, four years ago.

Oh dear... It doesn't look like it will be Robben's year. The missed penalty against Dortmund, the fight with Ribery, the crap with Beckenbauer and now the missed penalty against Chelsea in the CL finals and so many missed shots on target... Add [read more]

MIDFIELDER: I'm not sure Kenny Dalglish is a World Class manager...

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Kenny Dalglish is one of Liverpool's most successful managers, and is one of only three managers to win the league with two different teams. Liverpool fans would almost certainly argue that the King is a World Class manager, but former Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage is not so sure.

alemania

Los festejos del plantel Borussia Dortmund campeón y las penas germanoargentinas.

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23.04.2012 - Gran valor y alto reconocimiento a su entrenador, Jurgen Klopp, trajo la Bundesliga (Alemania) ganada el sábado (21.04.2012) por el Borussia Dortmund.
Ganando (2-0) al Moenchengladabach (como local) en la jornada 32º, los de Klopp se consagraron campeones a falta de dos fechas para la finalización del torneo con 75 puntos (a falta de 6 por jugar puede superar el récord del Bayern Munich que obtuvo 79 en 1971-72 y 1972-3) y continúan una serie invicta de 26 partidos (21G 5E).

La mejor RFA - Eurocopa 1972

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Cuando nos queramos dar cuenta la Eurocopa 2012 estará aquí con nosotros. Por ello, comenzamos en Retrofootball un serial donde vamos a ir recordando grandes partidos de la historia de las Eurocopas. A través de este viaje, queremos que nuestros seguidores revivan partidos para el recuerdo, selecciones históricas y jugadores de leyenda, y si no lo vivió, que lo pueda ir conociendo.

Cruyff

N.B-52′s All Time World XI

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Nicklas Bendtner in a Danish interview was asked to name his all time favourite eleven, In a 4-3-3 he went with a offensive team. In his younger Arsenal reserve's days N.B-52 on a few occasions played alongside Ashley Cole and rates the Left-Back very highly, Â also includes ex Premier League wing wizard Cristiano Ronaldo.

Why Messi Isn’t The Greatest Ever

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Lionel Messi registered a record-breaking five goal haul last Wednesday, as a boisterous Barcelona swept aside a baffled Bayern Leverkusen outfit, to march promptly into the Champions League Quarter-Finals.

Messi once again exhibited his undeniable quality and complete understanding of the modern game, bringing to the boil the debate that has simmered under the surface since he adopted Barcelona's number 10 shirt from the majestic Ronaldinho in 2008.

Salón de la Fama del Fútbol en Pachuca

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Salón de la Fama del Fútbol en Pachuca

Estructura de 37 metros de alto, en forma de balon de fútbol. Sede del Salón de la Fama del Fútbol. Alado de la sede del Mundo Futbol, en el Parque David Ben Gurion en Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, México. Foto por ruber2011 Ruben Hernandez.

Messi qualified as a Super-Star

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Super Star title in the world of football should not be used a lot, and in my opinion, should be given very conservatively with players such as Platini, Cruyff, Zidane, Ronaldo1, Beckenbauer, Bobby Charlton .......

Messi at the age of 23, going to another country for the intention of playing against their team, but then missing the game because of light injury, and still ending up by a hero, with so many people asking for his autograph.

Bayern, el gran rival del fútbol español en los 70

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Tras un breve parón en nuestras publicaciones; seguimos en Retrofootball con el repaso a los grandes equipos de la Copa de Europa. Turno para el Bayern de los 70. Un equipo antipático donde los haya, pero que era temido, respetado y odiado. En los años 70, hubo cuatro equipos por encima del resto: El Ajax de Cruyff, el citado Bayern, el Liverpool y el sorprendente Nottingham Forest de finales de la década.

American soccer

Two old NASL amazing goals

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NASL stands for North American Soccer League, which was at the mid-70s to the mid-80s the final destination for so many soccer super-stars, like Pele, Beckenbauer, George Best, and much more. The...

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Two old NASL amazing goals

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adidas Originals X Beckenbauer 2015 Retro Pack

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adidas Originals has released a Fall / Winter 2015 collection in honor of Germany, Bayern [...]

Mandzukic available? Arsenal MUST make this transfer happen!

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As Arsenal fans wait with baited breath, bitten fingernails and an icreasingly crazed look on their faces, Arsene Wenger has recognised the need to add a quality striker to the Arsenal ranks while bemoaning the fact that there simply aren't any of the sort of players we need available. The Frenchman has a really good [.

Should Ronaldo and Messi Be Considered All Time Greats, Even Without International Success?

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There is little doubt that both Ronaldo and Messi have been the best two footballers on the planet the last five years. So, why do many followers of the beautiful game, especially those over the age of 30, myself included, bristle at the "he may be the greatest ever player" comments periodically laid, particularly at Messi's feet?

The Italian and German Revolutions

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Take a snapshot of how the Mannschaft and Nazionale are playing in this year's Euro and rewind some years ago. The contrast is flagrant. The whole philosophy has changed. Instead of reasoning in terms of preserving your own goal, Klinsmann and then Löw and Prandelli have built their strategy which prioritizes an attacking style that concerns all players, not only the offensive side.

Stick or Twist: Kenny’s Dilemma…

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Stick or Twist: Kenny's Dilemma...

So everyone's fit. Which way will Kenny turn? It's not as impossible as picking a Rafa selection but here goes... Pepe will distribute like Beckenbauer from the back. Ahem. Right back is a big, big call. Dalglish considers his best right full to be Glen Johnson but Martin Kelly is the man in possession and has done little wrong.

On the brink of a title

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Maddening, electriying, erratic, explosive, the Rapids have been all of these things in the past 33 games.

Now they hold a conference title and stand on the brink of an MLS championship.

Improbable? Yes. Possible? You bet.

After Kosuke Kimura's cross turned into a goal on Saturday night and the Rapids held on to defeat San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 for the Eastern Conference title, anything is possible for the squad headed to the MLS Cup next weekend in Toronto.