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Beckenbauer under FIFA investigation

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Franz Beckenbauer (AFP)
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Zurich - FIFA on Wednesday said that investigations have been carried out into German football great Franz Beckenbauer and Spain's top football official Angel Maria Villar Llona.

It said inquiries for alleged misconduct by the two were now in the hands of the FIFA ethics committee's main court for a decision.

FIFA's ethics committee did not say why the two were being investigated. But Beckenbauer was head of Germany's bid committee for 2006 World Cup and he voted when Russia and Qatar were awarded the 2018 and 2022 World Cups respectively. 

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