He can rally as many troops as he wants, but unless Arsenal resign from G14
- which is very unlikely - he is finished at UEFA."
Last week UEFA threatened to expel members of the G14
super-clubs if they form a breakaway competition.
Considering their combined economic might and footballing prowess, the G14
group of leading European football clubs have tended to keep a pretty low profile since the body was formed in 1998.
Mr Rummenigge, who is also the Vice-President of the G14
, which represents Europe's most powerful sides, said that if FIFA president Sepp Blatter did not start paying out he would take legal proceedings which could disrupt the 2006 World Cup.
The squads for both friendlies were named on the same day the G14
meeting of Europe's biggest clubs announced they will be submitting a report on the issue to both Uefa and Fifa.
had been a thorn in the side of the governing bodies for more than a decade, threatening breakaway super leagues and taking legal action after players were injured on international duty.
president Jean-Michel Aulas is determined to increase the influence of European football's elite clubs.
Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein expects an end to the disputes between Europe's clubs and soccer's governing bodies during his year as the new chairman of the G14
pressure group of clubs.
group, which represents 18 of the world's most powerful club sides, is supporting a case currently being fought against FIFA by Belgian side Charleroi.
NOW we're told in a leaked document the elite G14
group plan to seize ownership of the game's most prestigious club competition.
But the Chelsea boss claims the club's absence from the powerful G14
Group, actually now made up of Europe's 18 elite clubs, is preventing Chelsea from being successful in the Champions League.