Germany denies 2006 FIFA World Cup vote bribes
The German football association, DFB, on Saturday rejected allegations surrounding a fund which was reportedly used to secure votes to host the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
German news weekly Der Spiegel said that 6.7 million euros came in as funds from late former Adidas boss Robert Louis-Dreyfus.
FIFA said in a statement the "serious allegations" would be investigated while the DFB plans legal action. Germany had clinched the votes 12:11 against South Africa, who hosted the quadrennial extravaganza four years later.