Berlin (AP) – DFB President Fritz Keller has responded to Uli Hoeneß’s criticism of the way in which the German Football Association handled Franz Beckenbauer just lately in a TV program.
“I can agree with Uli Hoeneß that Franz Beckenbauer was an awesome athlete, a world champion, an excellent coach who introduced us the world championship again then. But in fact you need to say that there’s a shadow on it,” mentioned Keller in a single Talk to the TV station Sport1.
FC Bayern honorary president Hoeneß had accused the DFB of a nasty manner of coping with Beckenbauer for the seventy fifth birthday of the “Kaiser” within the Sport1 “double go” final Sunday. The affiliation didn’t adequately honor Beckenbauer, who turned world champion with the nationwide workforce as a participant (1974) and workforce boss (1990) and who additionally introduced the World Cup finals to Germany in 2006. Beckenbauer, criticized Hoeneß, is now being diminished an excessive amount of to the unexplained circumstances surrounding the allocation of the 2006 World Cup.
That Beckenbauer purchased votes for the 2006 World Cup was “completely mistaken,” mentioned Hoeneß. He is aware of “very sure that the cash was not used to purchase votes”. The 68-year-old was referring to the 6.7 million euros that had landed within the accounts of then FIFA govt member Mohamed bin Hammam (Qatar) earlier than the vote on the 2006 World Cup.
“If Uli Hoeneß, as he mentioned sure, additionally has data, we might be very comfortable if he would share it with us or the fee that’s engaged on it,” emphasised DFB boss Keller. “If he is aware of one thing, he’s comfortable to share it. And then those that examine may incorporate it. I look ahead to the decision.”