FIFA hands Beckenbauer 90-day football ban

Franz Beckenbauer
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.