Spiegel reported this story a few days ago: Is German Soccer for Sale?
I'm rooting for the Soca Warriors! This German corruption is just destroying the game.
Here are some excerpts:
State prosecutors in Cologne said they were investigating whether the former manager of Bundesliga club Bayer 04 Leverkusen, ebullient heavyweight Rainer Calmund, paid cash to bribe soccer players to help his team avoid relegation in 2003. Calmund, who has denied the allegations, was questioned by prosecutors on Monday about cash payments totalling €580,000 which he says were used to hire new players.
Cologne public prosecutor Günther Feld said in a statement on Sunday: "We have serious indications that the €580,000 wasn't used for options on player purchases as Herr Calmund stated, but to bribe players."
Clean it up, Merkel!