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Tuesday, 27 October 2015 - 9:10
Franz Beckenbauer admits 'mistake' in 2006 World Cup bid
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Germany's World Cup-winning captain and former coach Franz Beckenbauer has said he made a "mistake" in the bidding process to host the 2006 World Cup, but denied that votes were bought.

Beckenbauer was the head of the World Cup organising committee, which reports allege made a payment to Fifa in return for a financial grant.

The 70-year-old said a Fifa proposal "should have been rejected".

Germany beat South Africa in 2000 to host the tournament six years later.

Beckenbauer added that he took "responsibility for this mistake".
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