2006 World Cup

Germany pledged millions to Jack Warner for report

Germany pledged millions to Jack Warner for report

The DFB has admitted to the existence of a deal but has said it was only a draft.

Dec 19, 2015, 14:18 PM IST
Swiss agree help in German World Cup corruption case

Swiss agree help in German World Cup corruption case

Claims were made by Der Spiegel magazine in October that Germany had paid 6.7 million euros ($7.4 million) to FIFA to buy votes.

Dec 17, 2015, 09:16 AM IST
Adidas mulls `alternatives` to sponsoring FIFA

Adidas mulls `alternatives` to sponsoring FIFA

Adidas will look to continue if FIFA is able to manages itself.

Dec 16, 2015, 16:06 PM IST
Franz Beckenbauer`s World Cup claims `absurd`: Sepp Blatter

Franz Beckenbauer`s World Cup claims `absurd`: Sepp Blatter

Beckenbauer, like the former chief of Germany`s football association Wolfgang Niersbach, has insisted that no bribery was involved in 2006.

Dec 12, 2015, 00:03 AM IST
Police raid German Football Association over tax evasion

Police raid German Football Association over tax evasion

The homes of DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach and his predecessor Theo Zwanziger were raided.

Nov 03, 2015, 18:12 PM IST
Franz Beckenbauer admits mistakes during 2006 World Cup bidding

Franz Beckenbauer admits mistakes during 2006 World Cup bidding

Former World Cup winning captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer has said he had made a mistake in the bidding process to stage the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

Oct 27, 2015, 18:15 PM IST
FIFA money transfer a mistake but no votes bought: Franz Beckenbauer

FIFA money transfer a mistake but no votes bought: Franz Beckenbauer

Franz Beckenbauer issues a statement admitting it was a mistake to transfer money to FIFA ahead of the 2006 World Cup but denies the payment was a bribe

Oct 27, 2015, 08:30 AM IST
German prosecutors 'looking into' 2006 World Cup graft claims

German prosecutors 'looking into' 2006 World Cup graft claims

German prosecutors said today they were looking into, but not yet formally investigating, claims that Germany bribed football officials to win the right to host the 2006 World Cup.

Oct 19, 2015, 14:23 PM IST
FIFA to investigate 'serious allegations' on Germany bribes

FIFA to investigate 'serious allegations' on Germany bribes

FIFA says allegations that Germany used bribes to secure the 2006 World Cup are "serious" and will be reviewed as part of its ongoing investigation into corruption in soccer.

Oct 17, 2015, 08:32 AM IST
Wayne Rooney tells of Ferguson clashes in revealing TV programme

Wayne Rooney tells of Ferguson clashes in revealing TV programme

 England captain Wayne Rooney has opened up about his clashes with Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson, how having children calmed him down and why he should not have gone to the 2006 World Cup for a new BBC television film.

Sep 29, 2015, 15:24 PM IST
Esteban Cambiasso bids farewell to Leicester after rejecting deal

Esteban Cambiasso bids farewell to Leicester after rejecting deal

Esteban Cambiasso has rejected a new deal with Leicester City and will not return to the Premier League club, the former Argentina international said on Tuesday.

Jul 22, 2015, 07:38 AM IST
Germany`s Marcell Jansen retires, at just 29

Germany`s Marcell Jansen retires, at just 29

Former Germany defender Marcell Jansen has quit professional football at the age of just 29 following his release by Hamburg.

Jul 08, 2015, 19:11 PM IST
Former France defender William Gallas calls it quits at 37

Former France defender William Gallas calls it quits at 37

Former France defender William Gallas has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a decorated 19-year professional career, he said on Thursday.

Oct 16, 2014, 15:20 PM IST
World Cup hard to follow, says Joachim Loew

World Cup hard to follow, says Joachim Loew

Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday he expects the next few months to be "incredibly hard" after their World Cup triumph in Brazil last July.

Sep 18, 2014, 23:15 PM IST
Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

Tennis star Andy Murray backs Scottish independence

British tennis star Andy Murray came out in support of Scottish independence on Thursday, just hours before millions of his fellow Scots voted in a referendum on whether to end the 307-year union with England.

Sep 18, 2014, 18:59 PM IST
Former Ukraine midfielder Andrei Husin dies in bike crash

Former Ukraine midfielder Andrei Husin dies in bike crash

Former Dynamo Kiev and Ukraine midfielder Andrei Husin was killed in a motorbike accident on Wednesday at the age of 41, the club reported.

Sep 17, 2014, 23:00 PM IST
Indian Super League: Superstar Alessandro Del Piero to arrive in city tomorrow

Indian Super League: Superstar Alessandro Del Piero to arrive in city tomorrow

The moment the Capital's football fraternity has been waiting for, will arrive on Thursday with star Italian playmaker and striker Alessandro Del Piero making an entry into the city to play as marquee player for Delhi Dynamos in the inaugural Indian Super League.

Sep 17, 2014, 16:39 PM IST
Marco Materazzi joins Chennai in Indian Super League

Marco Materazzi joins Chennai in Indian Super League

Former Italy defender Marco Materazzi has joined Chennai in the new Indian Super League (ISL) following in the footsteps of former national team mate Alessandro Del Piero.

Sep 13, 2014, 10:18 AM IST
Wanted to play in place which I visited as tourist: Manuel Friedrich

Wanted to play in place which I visited as tourist: Manuel Friedrich

Having played top class football at home and internationally for years, the lure of playing in a country which he had visited in the past as a tourist drew German footballer Manuel Friedrich to the upcoming Indian Super League.

Aug 28, 2014, 14:16 PM IST

Germany very well placed to win World Cup: Materazzi

Former Italian defender Marco Materazzi, who was head-butted by French soccer legend Zinedin Zidane in the controversial 2006 World Cup final, today said Germany are the strongest contender for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be played in Brazil.

May 23, 2014, 22:23 PM IST