Metzelder is accused by the prosecutors’ workplace of 29 fees of attempting to distribute child pornography and one cost of possession of child and youth pornography.
A court docket in Dusseldorf mentioned that Metzelder has “denied those accusations and that a trial will take place to determine if the allegations are true or not.”
Metzelder was charged formally by the Dusseldorf prosecutors in September 2020. The trial will begin on April 29.
Metzelder. 40, performed seven seasons at Borussia Dortmund, the place he gained the Bundesliga in 2002, earlier than becoming a member of Real Madrid in 2007.
In Spain, he gained a league title and a Spanish Super Cup in his three years on the Bernabeu stadium, although his time within the Spanish capital was blighted by accidents.
He continued his profession with German golf equipment Schalke 04 and TuS Haltern. Metzelder earned 47 caps for Germany and featured within the groups that completed runners-up within the 2002 World Cup and Euro 2008, in addition to third within the 2006 World Cup.
Metzelder had been working as a TV pundit after retiring from soccer in 2013.