"It is correct, and this is one of the main concerns of president fritz keller, that the DFB is currently carrying out a general inventory, which also includes events surrounding the 2006 world cup," the DFB stated in response to a query from the german press agency.
"After completion of this ongoing general inventory, the DFB will first inform the committees and subsequently the public in an appropriate form about the results," it continued. In the context of the ongoing process, the DFB asks for understanding that it "does not comment on details at the moment."
The DFB did not want to answer a question from the "suddeutsche zeitung" about details of the cooperation with the detective agency, who exactly selected the company and when, or how much it receives in fees, "against the background of the currently ongoing general inventory. The company esecon had informed the newspaper on monday, one answered in principle no inquiries. According to the SZ, the detective agency has been working for the association since last year.
At the end of april, the summer marchen trial against former DFB presidents wolfgang niersbach and theo zwanziger and former DFB secretary general horst R. Schmidt suspended by swiss federal prosecutor’s office due to lapse of time.
The main issue in the trial was a transfer of 6.7 million euros by the DFB via FIFA to the now-deceased entrepreneur robert louis-dreyfus in april 2005. The money was declared as a contribution to a gala for the 2006 world cup, which never took place. In 2002, the then head of the world cup organization, franz beckenbauer, had received a loan of the same amount from louis-dreyfus, which ultimately disappeared into the accounts of the then FIFA finance chief, mohamed bin hammam. For what, is still unclear.