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FIFA Council member Wolfgang Niersbach to appeal 1-year ban

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of FIFA's governing council, will appeal his one-year ban over Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.

Niersbach tells the German dpa news agency that "after consulting with my lawyers I am going to appeal."

FIFA's ethics committee found Niersbach guilty of failing to report findings about possible unethical conduct and conflicts of interest during the bidding process.

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