Beckenbauer Takes German Bid To Warner

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Jamaica Gleaner


FRANZ Beckenbauer, the outstanding former German footballer and team manager will officially hand over the World Cup 2006 bidding dossier to Jack Warner, CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice-President here today.

Beckenbauer, in his capacity of Vice-President of the German Football Association and chairman of the World Cup 2006 Bid Committee will visit Trinidad and the Tobago from today to Tuesday, along with World Cup co-ordinator
Fedor Radmann.

During the visit, they will also pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Basdeo Panday and meet with the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Manohaar Ramsaran, the President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation, Oliver Camps and representatives of the Professional Football League of Trinidad and Tobago.

Beckenbauer won a record 103 international caps and was voted European Footballer of the Year in 1972 and 1976.

He is the only professional to have won the World Cup both as a player and as a manager. In 1974, the last time Germany hosted a World Cup, he led the national team to a victory against the Netherlands in the World Cup championship final.

Beckenbauer has been travelling around the world to market Germany's bid to host the 2006 World Cup.