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    German Soccer President Resigns Amid Scandal

    Will this help him score points? Wolfgang Niersbach stepped down yesterday to take “political responsibility” amid allegations that German officials illegally paid for hosting rights to the 2006 World Cup. The world’s largest soccer federation has been reeling from a Der Spiegel report claiming that it paid a $7.2 million bribe to FIFA in 2005. Niersbach says the money was paid as part of an agreement with FIFA to secure a grant and that he is “personally beyond reproach,” but he’s being investigated for tax evasion related to the scandal.

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