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Beckenbauer criticises transparency international

Transparency International kritisiert BeckenbauerFranz Beckenbauer suffered sharp criticism © SID-IMAGES/AFP/PATRIK STOLLARZ

The anti-corruption organization Transparency International has football icon Franz Beckenbauer criticised and FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter as "ridiculous".

Cologne (SID) - the anti-corruption organization Transparency International has criticised the German football icon Franz Beckenbauer and the World Association President Joseph S. Blatter as "ridiculous". Beckenbauer did not belong to the planned round table of the German Football Association (DFB). "Be he has not given four years in FIFA's mouth, since I have now doubt," said Sylvia Schenk, online member of the Board of transparency international, mirror.

Beckenbauer had "the situation to answer for." "Who is four years in an Executive Committee and as happens so a chaos, can now not only say: Blatter is to blame, I can nothing in return." Beckenbauer was an Executive of FIFA, "therefore I am skeptical whether great impetus would come of it". Also Gunther Hirsch, former member of the FIFA Ethics Committee have is "rather embarrassing".

DFB President Theo Zwanziger wants to representatives of the Association and the German football discuss League (DFL) at a round table on 21 June with experts, how man can convince the FIFA to check the double World Cup award to Russia (2018) and Qatar (2022). Bribes to be flowed in the awarding of the finals.

That the desire of FIFA President Blatter praised twenties, Schenk is opened also sour. "When Blatter would have made really great suggestions, I could understand still." "But, in my eyes, everything expressed by Blatter as was alibi or even ridiculous", she said. A chance had been wasted.

Star tenor Placido Domingo, part of the new solution Committee of FIFA, could "us certainly something sing", said Schenk. "But what qualifies him to do so, to make what is now required of highly professional work on the FIFA?" Also Johan Cruyff and Pele had never operated in this area.

Schenk calls an absolutely independent Commission of experts. "Ask people that you expect from world's not Placido Domingo, but former high-ranking judges, lawyers, professors - just that they independently decide."