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FIFA hands Beckenbauer 90-day football ban

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German legend Franz Beckenbauer was expected to be sanctioned for failing to assist the investigation into alleged corruption at FIFA. Credit: Thorsten Wagner/DPA/Press Association Images

Franz Beckenbauer has been banned from football by FIFA for 90 days while the organisation's ethics commission investigate a breach of its code.

The German has been provisionally banned from taking part in any football-related activity, at any level, for 90 days.

The world governing body claims Beckenbauer declined to co-operate with Michael Garcia, the investigator examining allegations against Qatar 2022 and the World Cup bidding process.

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Podolski shows support for Hitzlsperger

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Brave and right decision. Respect, Thomas Hitzlsperger. His outing is a important sign in our time. http://t.co/c69Oml2Ocp

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I so respect Hitzlsperger for coming out! Very important and he shows great courage! He will inspire the young generation. Sport=tolerance

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Former Germany international Thomas Hitzlsperger announces he is gay

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Thomas Hitzlsperger, ex Villa and Everton, tells @zeitonline he's gay. Good interview http://t.co/gJaFdEzWRJ

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Thomas Hitzlsperger announces he is gay. http://t.co/itpSZBcBfd Hope one day soon folks won't have to wait for retirement.

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Hitzlsperger - 52 caps for Germany, played for Stuttgart, Lazio, Villa + others - prob highest profile ex-footballer to come out

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