• FIFA bans ex-German football boss Niersbach

    FIFA bans ex-German football boss Niersbach

    FIFA’s ethics committee on Monday banned Wolfgang Niersbach, former president of the German Football Association, for one year over misconduct surrounding the country’s successful 2006 World Cup bid.

    “Mr. Niersbach has been banned for one year from all football-related activities,” a statement from FIFA’s in-house court said, noting that the German official “failed to report findings about possible misconduct concerning the awarding of the 2006 FIFA World Cup”.

    Niersbach served as vice-president of the 2006 World Cup organising committee.

    The 65-year-old had resigned […]