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Man Utd chief Gill continues FIFA battle

Manchester United chief David Gill and his fellow European club execs are continuing their battle with FIFA.

The Sun says Gill flew to Zurich yesterday to help the European Club Association board plot their next move in a battle to overhaul international football.

ECA chairman, Germany legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, met FIFA and UEFA officials recently. But it is believed the governing bodies are unwilling to compromise.

The clubs' biggest gripe is over the number and scheduling of internationals, especially friendlies.

They also want compensation for releasing stars to play for their countries, better insurance arrangements if players get injured and a greater say in how the game is run.

Rummenigge and the ECA are flexing their muscles at a time when FIFA have been weakened by corruption scandals.

But FIFA and UEFA are determined to fight the corner of international football against the ever-increasing power of the club game.

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