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Beckenbauer gives up FIFA seat

Beckenbauer gives up FIFA seat

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer says he is giving up his seat on FIFA's executive committee.
The former World Cup winner as Germany captain and coach says he will not run again in 2011.
The 65-year-old Beckenbauer says he's had "a good time" with his colleagues from FIFA and UEFA and has a "very friendly" relationship with Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, but asks for "understanding for my decision."
Beckenbauer says he is dropping out for purely "personal and family reasons."