What They're Saying: Franz Beckenbauer

"I never had money given to anyone to acquire votes for the awarding of the 2006 football World Cup to Germany. And I am certain that no other member of the bidding committee did it either."

-- Franz Beckenbauer, who headed Germany's bid committee for the 2006 World Cup, denies allegations that bribes were involved in bringing the tournament to Germany. (AP)

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