Beckenbauer: FIFA, football in ‘bad condition’

German great Franz Beckenbauer says FIFA and world football is

”in a bad condition” because of allegations of corruption against

the game’s top officials.

The World Cup-winning player and coach arrived in South Africa

on Tuesday to back Munich’s bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics, and

says the accusations against leading figures ”have hurt football,

(and) it shouldn’t be.”

Corruption scandals have dogged world football’s top body

recently, but Beckenbauer also warned that rumors and unproven

accusations are damaging the game’s reputation.

Beckenbauer says: ”You can say he is guilty or he is guilty, it

is just speculation, a lot of rumors. There is no evidence.”