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Germany: Vote rigging in 2006 FIFA World Cup bid cannot be ruled out – legal team02:14

Germany: Vote rigging in 2006 FIFA World Cup bid cannot be ruled out – legal team

Germany, Frankfurt
March 4, 2016 at 02:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

The team behind an investigation into vote-buying by Germany for the 2006 World Cup bid announced to a press conference in Frankfurt on Friday that they couldn't completely rule out the possibility of rigging.

Freshfields lawyer Prof Dr. Christian Duve said, "I would like to say in summary here that we do not have any proof of vote buying, but we cannot completely rule it out."

The report did, however, state that a payment of €6.7m payment (USD 7.36 million) made by the German federation to FIFA before the World Cup was not properly declared.

Germany: Vote rigging in 2006 FIFA World Cup bid cannot be ruled out – legal team02:14
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The team behind an investigation into vote-buying by Germany for the 2006 World Cup bid announced to a press conference in Frankfurt on Friday that they couldn't completely rule out the possibility of rigging.

Freshfields lawyer Prof Dr. Christian Duve said, "I would like to say in summary here that we do not have any proof of vote buying, but we cannot completely rule it out."

The report did, however, state that a payment of €6.7m payment (USD 7.36 million) made by the German federation to FIFA before the World Cup was not properly declared.

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