Germany sold arms to Saudi Arabia to secure its vote for 2006 World Cup – report

Germany sold arms to Saudi Arabia to secure its vote for 2006 World Cup – report

Germany allegedly sent arms to Saudi Arabia in return for the Arab nation giving its support to Germany’s successful bid to host the 2006 World Cup. The claims made by the Die Zeit newspaper are the latest revelations to rock scandal-ridden FIFA.

The newspaper claims that the German government under then-Chancellor Gerhard Schroder arranged for the lifting of an embargo of arms sales to Saudi Arabia a week before vote took place in Zurich in July 2000 to choose the 2006 World Cup host.

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