In the Interview: German Football Association President Wolfgang Niersbach
The German football federation revealed plans on Tuesday to bring the European Championships to Germany for the first time since 1988, also stating its commitment to building an 89-million-euro academy in Frankfurt.
Germany's most powerful football chief wants to become a key decision-maker at FIFA. The world's governing body continues to go under serious scrutiny around ongoing corruption allegations.
Even the president of Germany's football association was impressed by Germany's start to the 2014 World Cup. Wolfgang Niersbach believes that Joachim Löw's side are capable of winning the tournament.
European football officials have urged FIFA President Sepp Blatter to step down, hours ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. Corruption allegations, most recently over Qatar's nomination as 2022 hosts, are hounding FIFA.
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