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The former German Football Federation (DFB) president, Theo Tsvantziger, criticized Swiss prosecutors on Sunday (28 July) after announcing that investigations against Franz Beckenbauer would be separated from other defendants for irregularities in the 2006 World Cup.

Theo Tsvantziger and Wolfgang Nersbach, former presidents of the DFB and two other frauds, have been accused of giving Germany the right to host the 2006 World Cup, but have yet to be charged. The icon of the German ball Beckenbarro (73) as chairman of the Organizing Committee of the World Cup was part of the investigations, but the Swiss Attorney General's Office said that the case is currently dealt separately without giving any details.

Tsvantziger fears that Beckenbauer, who has denied any wrongdoing, will end his responsibility. He feels that the Swiss investigation, which began in 2015, was nonsense from the start.

The Swiss prosecutor, who is investigating the case, said that the headquarters of the International Football Federation (FIFA) in the city of Zurich, that the presumption of innocence still exists. Tsvantziger said Switzerland needed a preliminary ruling on April 27 on the 15th anniversary of the transfer of 6.7 million euros (7.5 million dollars) from the German federation through Viva to Robert Louis Dreyfus, the race president of Adidas, the focus of the investigation. The German federation said the amount was due to a cultural event linked to the World Cup, which did not happen.

Investigators are looking into whether these funds were used to buy votes to vote for Germany's hosting of the 2006 World Cup.

(Dpa)

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