Former German player Franz Beckenbauer was banned from any soccer-related activities for 90 days by the sport’s governing body for not cooperating with an ethics panel probe into Qatar’s bid for the 2022 World Cup.
Michael Garcia said he was aware of most of the allegations surrounding Qatar’s successful bid to stage soccer’s World Cup in 2022 before they were published in the U.K. press.
Soccer’s governing body FIFA is closing down an advisory group that was set up to suggest ways of making the sport more attractive.
The New York Cosmos will retire Giorgio Chinaglia’s No. 9, the North American Soccer League team said.
World Cup-winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer, the man heading a task-force responsible for suggesting ways to improve soccer, didn’t show up for its first meeting in Zurich today.
The head of soccer’s global governing body is asking former German World Cup winning captain Franz Beckenbauer to find an alternative to penalty shootouts to decide tied matches.
For Uli Hoeness, the next four days will be a painful reminder of how a decade-old “folly” turned a German soccer icon into one of the country’s most prominent tax dodgers.
Uli Hoeness, the president of FC Bayern Munich, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison in a tax case that gripped Germany and tainted the image of the country’s most successful soccer club.
Uli Hoeness, the president of FC Bayern Munich, may face prison in a tax evasion case that has gripped Germany and tainted the image of the country’s most successful soccer club and its sponsors.
"I would be very happy for Wayne Rooney to come to Bayern."
- Franz Beckenbauer on Mar 11, 2013