الاثنين، 25 يوليو، 2016

Former German FA president given one-year ban by FIFA ethics committee

Wolfgang NiersbachWolfgang Niersbach
Wolfgang Niersbach
Former German Football Association president Wolfgang Niersbach has been handed a one-year ban from all football-related activities by FIFA's ethics committee.
The 65-year-old spent over three years as head of the German FA (DFB) before stepping down after reports surfaced around alleged bribery taking place for the award of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.
Proceedings against Niersbach, who is a current FIFA council member, opened earlier this year and he has now been hit with an immediate 12-month suspension from the game after the ethics committee found he has "failed to report findings about possible misconduct concerning the awarding of the 2006 FIFA World Cup" - for which he was vice-president of the local organising committee.