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Wolfgang Niersbach

FBI ‘also probing 2006 FIFA World Cup award,’ says report

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The FIFA corruption scandal surrounding the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany looks set to widen after a report on Saturday said the FBI are also investigating.

Munich-based newspaper the Sueddeutsche Zeitung quotes sources from FIFA who claim the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the awarding of the finals in 2000 when Germany narrowly saw off a bid from South Africa.

FBI ‘also probing 2006 FIFA World Cup award,’ says report

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The FIFA corruption scandal surrounding the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany looks set to widen after a report on Saturday said the FBI are also investigating.

Munich-based newspaper the Sueddeutsche Zeitung quotes sources from FIFA who claim the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the awarding of the finals in 2000 when Germany narrowly saw off a bid from South Africa.

Union bits, Vieira named head coach of NYCFC, ban on headers, more

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News. And more news.

Philadelphia Union

Union bits, BSFC bobs, league stuff, national team news, more

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Hope you had a good weekend. Let's catch up.

Cosmos want to keep Fernandes, no Bethlehem Steel in US Open Cup, more news

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Cosmos want to keep Leo Fernandes when loan expires. MLS-owned USL teams not allowed in future US Open Cup tournaments. Curtin's challenges in 2015. More news.

Army-Navy Cup at PPL tonight, NYCFC fire Kreis, more news

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Rescheduled Army-Navy Cup at PPL Park tonight. NYCFC fire head coach Jason Kreis. Police, tax inspectors raid German FA headquarters in tax investigation. More.

“Super excited”: Sugarman on Stewart hire, Union to unveil USL team name/crest today, more

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Sugarman says Stewart hiring start of "something really good." Union to unveil USL team name and crest today. More news.

“Silly”: Union give up fastest goal in MLS history in NYRB loss, SD news, USOC qualifiers results, league wrap

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Union concede fastest goal in league history in humbling loss at RBA. Sporting Director announcement soon? Local USOC qualifiers results. LEague results. More.

Union partners with Dogfish Head, Academy at Winter Showcase, Conference finals, USA-Germany friendly, FIFA news, more

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Dogfish Head to open beer garden at PPL Park. Union academy at Winter Showcase. Conference Final second-leg games this weekend. FIFA judge backs release of full investigation report. More.

Curtin says Union targets could come on loan, pass on Dispersal Draft, Expansion Draft rules released, more

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Jim Curtin says team has "a clear agenda" of offseason targets. Union passes on Dispersal Draft. Expansion Draft rules released. More.

Zac looking forward to start, Prem considering games abroad, Captain Donovan, more

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MacMath looking forward to starting again. Could Premier League games be staged in the US? Donovan to captain US in final game. More.

USA advances to Round of 16, Union ready for Revs, more news

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USA advances to Round of 16 at the World Cup despite loss to Germany. Union readies for New England. Suarez banned by FIFA. More news.

Maidana, Casey in TOW, power rankings, USA in Brazil, Blatter calls corruption claims racist, more

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Maidana in MLS TOW, Casey joins in in Goal.com's TOW. USA in Brazil. Blatter calls press reports of corruption in 2022 WC vote racist. More news.

Bayern Munich

Manchester United best option for Spaniard, suggest club president

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Pep Guardiola has yet to sign a new contract at Bayern Munich which has sparkedwide speculations on his future.

The German champions are hopeful the former Barcelona manager will put pen to papers, but that might not happen at the end of the season.

Guardiola comes to Vital’s defense in the face of Beckenbauer’s criticism

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola threw his support behind midfielder Arturo Vidal on Friday after the Chile international was criticized by club legend Franz Beckenbauer.

"I don't agree with Mr. Beckenbauer. I'm very satisfied with Arturo, he will be a very important player this season," said Guardiola, ahead of Saturday's trip to Darmstadt in the Bundesliga.

Guardiola comes to Vidal’s defense in the face of Beckenbauer’s criticism

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Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola threw his support behind midfielder Arturo Vidal on Friday after the Chile international was criticized by club legend Franz Beckenbauer.

"I don't agree with Mr. Beckenbauer. I'm very satisfied with Arturo, he will be a very important player this season," said Guardiola, ahead of Saturday's trip to Darmstadt in the Bundesliga.

Money Can’t Buy The Best – Germany Legend Slams Premier League Clubs

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Money Can't Buy The Best Germany Legend Slams Premier League Clubs - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Franz Beckenbauer has slammed the Premier League clubs that they cannot attract and buy the best players in the world despite having a windfall of money in recent years.

Bankrupt World Cup-Winner Andreas Brehme Offered Job Cleaning Toilets By Former Teammate

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By Chris Wright

Andreas Brehme was an intrinsic part of the Germany team that won the World Cup in 1990 having scored the winning goal in the final against Argentina, though it would appear that life for the former Bayern Munich left-back is far less salubrious these days.

According to reports in the German press, Brehme got himself into considerable debt after retiring from active duty last working in football during a short, ill-fated stint asGiovanni Trapattoni's assistant at VfB Stuttgart in 2005.

Thoughts on a world cup final

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If we do get a Germany v Netherlands final I'll be pleased.

Some time ago I was researching the history of the sweeper and watched a lot of games from the sport's past. One player I was particularly interested in was Franz Beckenbauer, so I made a point of digging out quite a few games he played in.

Could Pep Guardiola Leave Bayern At End Of Season?

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Fascinating comment by Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola thathe would be happy to leave Bayern Mat the end of the seasonif the club's hierarchy are not happy with his work.

Guardiola has been his usual brilliant self in Munich, wining the league in record time, winning the Club World Cup, and reaching the German Cup final and Champions League semifinals where they will meet Real Madrid.

FIFA

Franz Beckenbauer admits Germany ‘went to the limit’ with its 2006 World Cup bid

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German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer has admitted the bidding committee he chaired for the 2006 World Cup "went to the limits" to obtain the finals.

In his first televised interview since magazine Der Spiegel made cash-for-votes allegations in mid-October, Beckenbauer responded: "What are the limits?

Franz Beckenbauer admits Germany ‘went to the limit’ with its 2006 World Cup bid

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German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer has admitted the bidding committee he chaired for the 2006 World Cup "went to the limits" to obtain the finals.

In his first televised interview since magazine Der Spiegel made cash-for-votes allegations in mid-October, Beckenbauer responded: "What are the limits?

Beckenbauer denies 2006 bid corruption, says he often signed documents without reading them

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German soccerlegend Franz Beckenbauer denied Friday that Germany bought the right to stage the 2006 World Cup but admitted that he often signed documents without reading them.

Spiegel magazine last month alleged that the votes of four members of FIFA's executive committee were bought in 2000, when Germany narrowly won the vote to host the 2006 finals.

Beckenbauer denies 2006 bid corruption, says he often signed documents without reading them

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German soccerlegend Franz Beckenbauer denied Friday that Germany bought the right to stage the 2006 World Cup but admitted that he often signed documents without reading them.

Spiegel magazine last month alleged that the votes of four members of FIFA's executive committee were bought in 2000, when Germany narrowly won the vote to host the 2006 finals.

Linc to host Copa Centenario games, Maidana nominated, Conference finals begin, more

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Philly announced as one of ten Copa America Centenario host cities. Maidana nominated for Latino Player of the Year. MLS conference finals begin on Sunday. More news.

Notes from Curtin’s presser, Nogueira, new trialist, more news

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Nogueira hopes to return. New tiralist at left back. More news.

Offizieller FIFA-Spot aufgrund von Bestechungsvorwürfen von der FIFA gesperrt!

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Offizieller FIFA-Spot aufgrund von Bestechungsvorwürfen von der FIFA gesperrt!

Hat unser Kaiser sich bei einer WM-Vergabe jetzt bestechen lassen oder nicht? Für FIFA-Chefermittler Michael Garcia ist die Sache nicht ganz klar und deswegen schickte er Franz Beckenbauer einen Fragenkatalog mit der Bitte, diesen zügig zu beantworten.

Voting FIFA member suspended for refusing to cooperate in Qatar inquiry

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

A FIFA member who voted in the process that resulted in a 2022 World Cup in Qatar has been suspended for refusing to cooperate with an investigation into bribery.

Franz Beckenbauer has been banned from participating in any soccer-related activity for 90 days, FIFA announced Friday.

Manchester United

Bastian Schweinsteiger hits back at claims he will flop at Man Utd

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Bastian Schweinsteiger has hit back at claims from German legend Franz Beckenbauer that he will flop at Manchester United because of his age. The...

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Franz Beckenbauer doubts Bastian Schweinsteiger’s move to Man Utd will work out

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German legend Franz Beckenbauer has raised grave doubts over whether Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to Manchester United will work out because...

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Mario Götze

#Galaxy11 – Das Training (sponsored Video)

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#Galaxy11 Das Training (sponsored Video)

Ein paar Aliens wollen sich auf der Erde niederlassen und deswegen dürfen Lionell Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney, Mario Götze, Iker Casillas und noch viele andere die Erde verteidigen. Ich wusste doch immer, dass die Jungs irgendwann mal zu etwas zu gebrauchen sind und deshalb sind wir auch sehr gespannt.

Franz Beckenbauer und der unsichtbare Götze

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Man tut dem kleinen Kerl keinen Gefallen, wenn man ihn vorne in die Sturmspitze gegen drei solche riesige Spieler lässt. Da hustet einer, und dann ist der Götze einfach nicht mehr sichtbar.

Franz Beckenbauer, TV-Experte und Ehrenpräsident des FC Bayern München, glaubt nicht, dass Mario Götze ein guter Stürmer ist.

Buch

Das Bundesliga Buch

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Das Bundesliga Buch

Bilder, Bilder und Bilder! Eigentlich wäre meine Buchbesprechung an dieser Stelle schon zu Ende, denn "Das Bundesligabuch" der beiden TV-Moderatoren Jessica Kastrop und Marcel Reif ist damit schon bestens beschrieben. Ach ne, Stopp! Eine Kleinigkeit fehlt noch, denn ich muss noch dazu sagen, dass das Buch klasse ist.

Deutsche WM-Helden im Portrait

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Deutsche WM-Helden im Portrait

Drei Mal war Deutschland bisher Weltmeister. Bei unzähligen Weltmeisterschaften waren unsere Jungs mit dabei und bei eigentlich jedem Turnier wurden Helden geboren. Egal ob es aber ein spielentscheidender Sprint über das halbe Spielfeld wie der von David Odonkor bei unserem "Sommermärchen 2006″ war oder ob Andreas Brehme 1990 den Elfmeter.

Lionel Messi

Messi to Lead "Save The EARTH" Mission

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So it's all add up to this. There will be a football match in some sort of simulated space like environment and our own Lionel Messi will lead the team. To those who are absolutely clueless about what I am talking! Here is the answer. You remember the strangely dressed(alien like dressed) guys seen in Chelsea, Bayern matches.

Messi vs Extraterrestres.

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11.11.2013 - "Los extraterrestres desafían a los terrícolas a un partido de fútbol y si ganan, destruirán la tierra", explica transmitiendo una trágica calma, el astro Franz Beckenbauer.


"Sólo el fútbol puede salvar al planeta" y tenemos que elegir un comandante para la ocasión.

The Rest

All the goals from the 1966 World Cup as GIFs

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An awesome post popped up on reddit this week where a user uploaded GIFs of all the goals from the 1966 World Cup. Some amazing strikes in here, here are a couple of my favorites.

What a hit from Garrincha!

Franz Beckenbauer take a bow.

Can't forget the eventual World Cup winner, creating the original need for goal line review.

Philly and the New York Cosmos

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Steve Holroyd looks at the history of the Philadelphia Atoms and Philadelphia Fury against the New York Cosmos in NASL play between 1973 and 1980.

adidas Release Limited Edition Copa Mundial Soccer Cleats [PHOTOS]

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Inspired by this summer's World Cup in Brazil, adidas has released five new sets of colorful Copa Mundial soccer cleats, to reinvent the best-selling soccer cleats of all time that were originally released in 1982.

The adidas Copa Mundial soccer cleats have been worn by some of the greatest soccer players ever including Zico, Franz Beckenbauer, Michel Platini and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

What’s The Deal With The Black Hooded Monks In Robes At Soccer Games?

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Two weeks ago, you may have seen TV footage or photos on social media of a group of supporters dressed in black and wearing what appeared to be hooded robes at the match at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Manchester City. The eleven men who were sitting together in the Shed End were also spotted in the past two weeks at home matches for Bayern Munich and Juventus.