Munich: Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has criticized Bundesliga rivals for not postponing the start of the season due to players' late involvement in the World Cup. (Also read: Bayern's Toni Kroos joins Real Madrid)
The German league is due to resume on August 22 and Rummenigge had suggested delaying the start for another week to give international players involved in the World Cup final more rest.
Rummenigge tells Bild, "That was rejected on the grounds it was the only chance to give Bayern problems." (Also read: Fit-again Ribery salutes Germany)