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November 28th, 2006 2:39AM



"The clubs in the G-14 only have themselves in mind. I'll say it in no uncertain terms: [Real Madrid president] Ramon Calderon and his colleagues are single combatants, as are the Italians and the English. In soccer it is pure selfishness that rules. There is little common ground among the clubs."
-- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, chairman of German power Bayern Munich, a founding member of the G-14, says Bayern may pull out of the lobbying group that comprises 18 top European clubs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Juventus, Manchester United and Liverpool. Rummenigge, pointing out that German club Werder Bremen earns $30 million in TV revenue compared to its Champions League foe Barcelona's $180 million, advocates a salary cap and a central system of marketing to counter the growing financial inequality. (Reuters)

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