German federation CEO quits ahead of release of scandal report

  • BBC Sport, Friday, February 26, 2016 6:44 PM
Helmut Sandrock, the German soccer federation (DFB) general secretary, quit ahead of the release of a report tying his organization to FIFA in connection with alleged dubious payments surrounding the 2006 World Cup bid. The scandal also resulted in the resignation of Wolfgang Niersbach as DFB president in November. Niersbach, who still serves on the FIFA executive committee, is accused of knowing about and assisting in the making of payments used secure votes.

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