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Torsten Frings under investigation


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Torsten Frings is under investigation by Fifa for his role in the melee which marred Germany's quarter final win over Argentina.

Earlier on Sunday, Fifa stated that no Germany players would face any action following the fracas in Berlin on Friday.

But world football's governing body are now examining fresh evidence which purportedly implicates Germany midfielder Frings.

Reports have suggested that Frings punched Argentine striker Julio Cruz during the mass bust-up which followed Germany's penalty shoot-out success.

Fifa spokesman Markus Siegler confirmed the 29-year-old's involvement in the ugly scenes is under scrutiny.

Siegler has written to the German Football Federation and expects a quick decision on whether Frings will be punished.

"Following new evidence coming to light, the disciplinary committee have opened a case against the German player Torsten Frings, who they are considering played an active role in the incident at the end of the match," said Siegler.

"The German federation and the player have until 10 o'clock on Monday morning (8am GMT) to submit a written explanation.

"Because of the urgency of the situation, a decision will be announced by the disciplinary committee on Monday afternoon."

If the evidence implicates Frings, then the Werder Bremen midfielder could be banned for Germany's semi-final with Italy on Tuesday.

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