FIFA Ethics Committee sanctions Franz Beckenbauer

FIFA's ethics watchdog on Friday imposed a warning and 7,000 Swiss franc ($7,055) fine on German soccer legend Franz Beckenbauer, the former World Cup-winning player and coach, for stonewalling an investigation.

"In the present case, Mr Beckenbauer failed to cooperate with an Ethics Committee investigation...regarding the 2018/2022 FIFA World Cup bids despite repeated requests for his assistance," FIFA's ethics panel said in a statement.