According to the BBC, Beckenbauer
, who was a part of the FIFA committee that voted to give the hosting rights for the 2018 World Cup to Russia and 2022 World Cup to Qatar, has been banned for 90 days.
has become the highest-profile casualty of Fifa's probe into World Cup bidding after the German was provisionally banned for 90 days while he is investigated for refusing to co-operate.
ENGLAND boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that Franz Beckenbauer
stood in the way of his appointment as Germany's first foreign coach.
But Zlatan's proud dad was named after a famous footballer himself - German legend Franz Beckenbauer
Bought to replace the world's greatest footballer Pele at the Cosmos, our Geordie lad found himself playing alongside the likes of World Cup winners Franz Beckenbauer
and Carlos Alberto and rubbing shoulders with A-listers Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Henry Kissinger and Bjorn Borg.
says England have been "stupid" to be left with a World Cup last-16 clash with Germany.
PETER Beardsley agrees with Franz Beckenbauer
that England are suffering for the lack of domestic players in the Premier League - but feels the German should not be so quick to judge the team after only one performance at the World Cup.
Maradona is six wins away from equalling the achievement of Franz Beckenbauer
in winning the World Cup as a player and coach, but the comparison to the German at this early stage of the competition seemed to amuse and bewilder him.
has predicted a place in the semi-finals for Germany at the World Cup, but warned them at the same time not to underestimate their opening opponents Australia.
Abu Dhabi Lionel Messi is most often touted as the prince of modern-day football, but for German legend Franz Beckenbauer
, Pele will always remain the undisputed king of the sport.
UEFA could today announce plans to expand the European Championships from 16 teams to 24, according to Franz Beckenbauer
believes Chelsea's Michael Ballack is the man who can win the Euro 2008 title for Germany tonight.