Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Legal Action Over Hoax World Cup Bribe Letters

Press Release
World Cup 2006 - Germany

DFB and FIFA to consider taking legal action against Titanic

07.07.2000 17:54

The German Football Association (DFB) and the world´s football governing body, FIFA, are considering taking legal action against the representatives of the German satirical magazine "Titanic" whose falsified letters sent to the members of the FIFA Executive Committee had given rise to suspicions about attempts made by the DFB to bribe the committee members.

"On the one hand, we are of course relieved to see that any such allegations have been based on nothing but a bad hoax. On the other hand, we feel that this ´joke´ has gone beyond what is decent and permissible as the reputation of DFB, FIFA and of others involved in the voting process has suffered serious damage. We will now sit down together with FIFA and discuss the way ahead", said DFB General Secretary Horst R. Schmidt at the association´s offices in Frankfurt.

The "Titanic" magazine had slipped letters drafted by a fictitious bid support committee under the hotel room doors of several FIFA Executive Committee members. The letters were signed "Martin Hansen, secretary of the 2006 World Cup initiative" who also promised "gifts" in return for a vote for Germany, claiming he was close to Franz Beckenbauer.



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis Review: Voulez-Vous Couchez Avec Moi? - C'est Chic, Ça Colette!

Starring the ravishingly vibrant Keira Knightley in the title role, Colette is a fairly pedestrian paint-by numbers biopic - which is a little disappointing, given that its cross-dressing and pansexual protagonist lead anything but a dull life. More>>


Wellington Repertory Theatre: New Season Includes Royal Hunt of The Sun

“The objective behind our ambitious 2019 season is to expand our offering to a broader range of Wellingtonians. It’s the first time in over a decade that we’ve produced four shows, and the first time we will be performing at the Hannah Payhouse,” says Oliver Mander, WRT’s President. More>>


Howard Davis Review: The Revenants - They Shall Not Grow Old

Jackson has toiled laboriously in the trenches of the digital revolution for decades, with his two turgid Tolkien trilogies constantly pushing the envelope in terms of computer-generated entertainment and providing his latest project with sufficient combat experience to warrant serious Oscar consideration for its remarkable technical achievements. More>>


Unseen Let It Be Footage: Peter Jackson Making "The Ultimate Beatles Film"

Jackson's new film will be compiled from fifty-five hours of never-released studio footage of The Beatles recording their final album Let It Be in January 1969. More>>


NZCT Grants More Than $150,000 to Community Sports

NZCT has approved grants to the Tauranga Boxing Academy, provided a new lease of life to old yachts, benefitted sports at Tiniroto School, and helped to upgrade Christchurch City BMX Club track. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland