Ein spannender Tag für den deutschen Fußball, dessen Führungsriege seit etlichen Stunden in heller Aufruhr ist. Stellt schon mal Popcorn-Vorräte bereit, liebe Leute. #FIFAcrime hat endgültig Deutschland erreicht.
In what could turn out to be the greatest crisis in German football since the Bundesliga bribery scandal of the 1970s, SPIEGEL has learned that the decision to award the 2006 World Cup to Germany was likely bought in the form of bribes. The German bidding committee set up a slush fund that was filled secretly by then-Adidas CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus to the tune of 10.3 million Swiss francs, which at the time was worth 13 million deutsche marks.