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Beckenbauer wants World Cup bids report published

Beckenbauer adds to calls for report into alleged World Cup bids corruption to be published

Beckenbauer wants World Cup bids report published

LONDON (AP) -- Franz Beckenbauer says the report into alleged corruption in the bidding for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups should be made public.

The German was a member of FIFA's executive committee when the 2018 and 2022 World Cups were awarded.

Beckenbauer was briefly banned in June by FIFA's ethics committee from all football-related activity for failing to cooperate with prosecutor Michael Garcia's corruption investigation. The suspension was lifted after Beckenbauer pledged to answer the questions put to him in German and in writing.

Beckenbauer told a sports security conference in London on Tuesday that Garcia's report into the 2010 FIFA vote should be published in public -- contrary to FIFA President Sepp Blatter's wishes.

Beckenbauer says: "Personally there's nothing to hide. If you have nothing to hide you can publish and divulge it."


Updated : 2021-08-06 03:52 GMT+08:00