Report on 2006 World Cup bribery probe due March 4
BERLIN -- The German football federation (DFB) says the findings of an internal investigation into bribery allegations concerning the awarding of the 2006 World Cup will be published on March 4.
The DFB says in a statement that law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which it tasked with a "comprehensive investigation of all allegations" will present its report to its 45-member committee and then at a press conference the same day. The findings will also be made available online.
The DFB says it will not comment on media reports beforehand but will "carry out an assessment as soon as the report is complete."
Allegations that Germany's World Cup organising committee may have bought votes to secure the awarding of the 2006 tournament were first made by Der Spiegel magazine last October.