Germany's hotel plans may be changing at World Cup

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Germany's accommodation plans for the World Cup in South Africa may be changing because of alleged safety concerns.

The German soccer federation has reportedly been told to scrap plans to stay at the Velmore Hotel outside Pretoria because of security fears. The federation would not immediately comment on the issue but said it was preparing a statement.

FIFA said it couldn't yet comment on the matter, and Velmore Hotel manager Heinz Mulder said he too would release a statement but could not say anything until the source of the accusations against the hotel became clear.