DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach has resigned from his post today. While he’s maintained his and his organization’s innocence amid allegations that German soccer officials bought votes in order to win World Cup hosting rights in 2006, Niersbach has decided to take “political responsibility” for the controversy.
Last week, the German soccer association (DFB) was rocked by allegations that they had bribed four FIFA executives in exchange for the hosting rights for the 2006 World Cup. Today, the head of the DFB gave a press conference to address the allegations. He did not do much to clear things up.
According a bombshell report out of Germany, there’s growing evidence to suggest that soccer officials there paid off four FIFA executives in exchange for their votes backing Germany’s 2006 World Cup hosting bid, and that FIFA helped launder the money.