Franz Beckenbauer warned and fined by FIFA ethics committee

17 February 2016 02:23

Franz Beckenbauer has been warned and fined by FIFA's independent ethics committee after failing to cooperate with an investigation into the bidding process for the 2018/2022 World Cups.

Beckenbauer, who won the World Cup as a player and a manager with West Germany, had been suspended during the disciplinary process before subsequently cooperating and has now been fined 7,000 Swiss francs (around £4,900) and warned.

A statement from the independent ethics committee read: "The adjudicatory chamber of the ethics committee chaired by Jack Kariko has imposed a sanction of a warning and fine on football official Franz Beckenbauer. The sanction comes into force immediately.

"The decision was made based on investigations carried out by the chief of investigation, Vanessa Allard, member of the investigatory chamber of the ethics committee.

"In the present case, Mr Beckenbauer failed to cooperate with an ethics committee investigation conducted by the then chairman of the investigatory chamber of the ethics committee regarding the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bids despite repeated requests for his assistance."

FIFA in 2010 awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar.

Source: PA