BERLIN – JULY 09: Alessandro Del Piero of Italy kisses the World Cup trophy following his team’s victory in a penalty shootout at the end of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 Final match between Italy and France at the Olympic Stadium on July 9, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Report: Germany accused of buying rights to host 2006 World Cup

A report released in German magazine “Der Spiegel” today claims that the hosting rights for the 2006 World Cup were won by Germany because of bribes funded by former adidas CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus, who died in 2009. The report claims that a 13 million Swiss Franc fund was used to pay for the votes of […]