Niersbach is under intense pressure to resign. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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German football Association (DFB) boss Wolfgang Niersbach faces tough questioning at a crisis meeting Monday over claims that bribes were paid in order to host the 2006 World Cup.German football has been plunged into crisis since magazine Der Spiegel alleged last month that the DFB made a 6.7 million euros ($7.4 million) payment to FIFA to buy the votes of four Asian members of the executive committee in order to host the 2006 finals.However, some 50 police officers last Tuesday swooped on the DFB's headquarters, as well as well as at homes of three accused – the DFB president, former DFB president and former general secretary.Despite ongoing probes by both German authorities and FIFA's Ethics Committee, Niersbach still enjoys support in the DFB, but he needs to come up with convincing answers.
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