Frankfurt — German authorities are searching the premises of
the country's soccer federation over payments made to FIFA in connection with
the 2006 World Cup.
Frankfurt prosecutor Nadja Niesen says the raids are ongoing
at the federation's headquarters and at two private premises.
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Niesen says "the raids are linked to the awarding of
the football World Cup 2006 and the transfer of 6.7 million euros to
German daily Bild has published photos it says show the
raid, and German news agency dpa reported that 50 officers and tax inspectors
took part in the operation.For
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