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Police raid German soccer HQ over 2006 World Cup payment

Prosecutors launching tax probe over German Football Federation's 6.7-million-euro payment

Cameras standing in front of the German Football Federation (DFB) in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany on Tuesday. The DFB said it "fully supports" the investigation, adding that prosecutors had told the federation the probe was limited to tax evasion allegations.
Police also raided the homes of three top officials, understood to be (from left) Mr Niersbach, Mr Zwanziger and Mr Schmidt.


POLICE raided the offices of the German Football Federation (DFB) and the homes of top officials on Tuesday over tax evasion allegations linked to Germany's hosting of the 2006 World Cup.

Prosecutors said they were launching a tax probe but could not pursue accusations of