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FIFA Ethics Committee Bans Former DFB President Wolfgang Niersbach For One Year

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 26 / 16

FIFA's Ethics Committee has banned former German FA (DFB) President Wolfgang Niersbach "for one year for failing to report potential misconduct" surrounding the award of the 2006 World Cup in Germany, according to John Revill of REUTERS. The adjudicatory chamber of FIFA's Ethics Committee "barred Ni...

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