Football: Uefa 'must stop England bid'

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England should be told by European football's governing body to drop their bid to host the 2006 World Cup finals, allowing Germany to be the lone European candidate, Franz Beckenbauer said yesterday.

"If things keep going as they are a lot of time and money will go down the drain. When two federations fight each other, a third one is sure to win out," said the former German coach, who fears South Africa might be awarded the 2006 tournament. According to Beckenbauer, Uefa supports Germany and ought to make a ruling soon.

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