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Podolski pays 5,000 euros for Ballack slap

sports Updated: Apr 03, 2009 23:53 IST

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Germany striker Lukas Podolski has agreed to pay 5,000 euros to the German Football Federation (DFB) by way of reparation for slapping national captain Michael Ballack, the DFB announced.

It said, however, that they did not believe the Bayern Munich forward would be punished for his actions by FIFA. Podolski could theoretically have been sent off following the confrontation with Ballack, which took place during Germany's 2-0 win over Wales in a World Cup qualifier in Cardiff on Wednesday. Podolski later said apologised to Ballack.

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