Beckenbauer banned for Qatar investigation 'snub'

Franz Beckenbauer. Credit: Reuters

Former German footballing great Franz Beckenbauer was provisionally banned from football for not co-operating with ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia, the Associated Press have reported.

Beckenbauer was a voting member of FIFA's executive committee in December 2010 when it chose Qatar, and Russia as 2018 World Cup host.

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Franz Beckenbauer 'banned from football' for 90 days

Former Germany captain and coach Franz Beckenbauer has been provisionally banned from taking part in any football-related activity, at any level, for 90 days, FIFA has announced.