No proof of 2006 World Cup vote buying: German FA-commissioned report

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Posted: Mar 04, 2016 8:12 AM

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - No evidence of vote-rigging in the awarding of the 2006 soccer World Cup to Germany has been found but it cannot be ruled out completely, a law firm commissioned by the German Football Association said on Friday.

"We have no proof of vote buying," Christian Duve of Freshfields told a news conference.

He said, however, that he could not rule out vote-rigging completely because his firm had not been able to talk to everyone involved.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann, editing by Ed Osmond)