Fifa lifts Beckenbauer ban

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iol spt june13 Beckenbauer Reuters Franz Beckenbauer's manager says Fifa has lifted his ban from all football-related activity. Photo: Mike Segar

Berlin - Franz Beckenbauer's manager says Fifa has lifted his ban from all football-related activity for failing to help an investigation of alleged corruption in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes.

Manager Marcus Hoefl said in a statement posted via his Twitter feed that Fifa informed Beckenbauer on Friday the ban was lifted with immediate effect.

Fifa's ethics committee imposed the ban on June 13. The German great then pledged to answer the questions put to him in the investigation.

Beckenbauer was a voting member of Fifa's executive committee in December 2010 when it chose Russia as 2018 World Cup host and Qatar to stage the 2022 tournament.

Hoefl says that, independently of the ban's lifting, Beckenbauer won't be traveling to the World Cup.

Sapa-AP


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