Germany 2006 House searches in Switzerland over World Cup

The investigation targetting members of the 2006 World Cup organising committee.

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FIFA President Sepp Blatter (left) and FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi applaud during the opening ceremony of the 57th congress of the world football governing body in Zurich on May 30, 2007 play

FIFA President Sepp Blatter (left) and FIFA General Secretary Urs Linsi applaud during the opening ceremony of the 57th congress of the world football governing body in Zurich on May 30, 2007

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Swiss prosecutors said Wednesday that houses had been searched last week as part of a broadening investigation into corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.

The investigation targetting members of the 2006 World Cup organising committee, including German football legend Franz Beckenbauer, has been expanded to include Urs Linsi, the former General Secretary of world football's governing body FIFA, the office of Switzerland's Attorney General said in a statement.

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